Young driver challenges

The Psychologist
Publication date: 
September 2012

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It is clear that young people have the highest crash involvement of any group. What are the direct and indirect factors associated with these high crash rates? How do biological, personality, fatigue and experiential factors affect risky driving behaviours? And what potential countermeasures can be deployed?


Of possible relevance to cycling in that understanding how people drive, and what they find difficult to learn, could make a big difference to how cyclists should behave or be provided for on our roads.