Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Engineering eBook Young Drivers: The Road to Safety

Traffic crashes are the single greatest killer of those aged 15-24 in OECD countries, killing about 25 000 people per year. The situation can be assumed to be equally grim in non-OECD countries. In many countries, about 20% to 30% of total fatal crashes involve a young driver. For every young driver killed, a likely 1.3 or more other people also die in the same crashes. Thus, young drivers pose a greater risk than other drivers to themselves, their passengers and other road users. This problem imposes substantial costs on individuals, families and societies. This report provides an overview of the scope of the problem of young driver risk, its primary causes and concrete options to combat it


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