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The Crash and Offence of Newly Licensed Young Drivers
  • Publication no: AP-R331-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-73-9
  • Published: 14 August 2009
South Australian drivers who obtained their first provisional car licence between July 1998 and June 2001 and who were 16 to 19 years of age at the time of provisional license issue were identified. Their involvement as car drivers in crashes in South Australia that resulted in an injury or total damage of $3 000 or greater was determined for their learner period and the five years after obtaining their first provisional car licence. Their offence experience for their learner period and the three years after obtaining their first provisional car licence was also determined for four classes of offences: speed offences; moving violations; seat belt offences; and alcohol offences. The driver factors considered in this report were: year of obtaining first provisional licence; sex of driver; age of driver; location of residence; method of licensure; and length of time on learner s permit.
  • AP-R331/08 CONSTRUCTION REPORT FOR CEMENTED TEST PAVEMENTS – INFLUENCE OF VERTICAL LOADING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF UNBOUND AND CEMENTED MATERIALS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. BACKGROUND
    • 2.1. Licensing conditions in South Australia
    • 2.2. Licence disqualification
    • 2.3. Crash recording in South Australia
    • 2.4. Offence recording in South Australia
  • 3. THE SAMPLE
    • 3.1. Sample selection
    • 3.2. Full sample age characteristics
    • 3.3. Young driver characteristics
    • 3.4. Contrasting young driver characteristics
  • 4. CRASH EXPERIENCE
    • 4.1. Crash experience over time
    • 4.2. Crash experience by year of sample
    • 4.3. Crash experience by sex of driver
    • 4.4. Crash experience by age of driver
    • 4.5. Crash experience by residential address
    • 4.6. Crash experience by method of licensure
    • 4.7. Crash experience by length of time on learner’s permit
    • 4.8. Logistic regression of crash experience by driver factors
    • 4.9. Crash experience by active units in the crash
    • 4.10. Crash experience by responsibility of driver for crash
    • 4.11. Crash experience by crash type
    • 4.12. Crash experience in rear end crashes
    • 4.13. Crash experience in right turn crashes
    • 4.14. Crash experience by number of vehicle occupants
    • 4.15. Crash experience by time of day of crash
  • 5. CASUALTY CRASH EXPERIENCE
    • 5.1. Casualty crash experience over time
    • 5.2. Casualty crash experience by year of sample
    • 5.3. Casualty crash experience by sex of driver
    • 5.4. Casualty crash experience by age of driver
    • 5.5. Casualty crash experience by residential address
    • 5.6. Casualty crash experience by method of licensure
    • 5.7. Casualty crash experience by length of time on learner’s permit
    • 5.8. Logistic regression of casualty crash experience by driver factors
    • 5.9. Casualty crash experience by active units in the crash
    • 5.10. Casualty crash experience by responsibility of driver for crash
    • 5.11. Casualty crash experience by crash type
    • 5.12. Casualty crash experience in rear end crashes
    • 5.13. Casualty crash experience in right turn crashes
    • 5.14. Casualty crash experience by number of vehicle occupants
    • 5.15. Casualty crash experience by time of day of crash
  • 6. OFFENCE EXPERIENCE
  • 7. SPEED OFFENCE EXPERIENCE
    • 7.1. Speed offence experience by year of sample
    • 7.2. Speed offence experience by sex of driver
    • 7.3. Speed offence experience by age of driver
    • 7.4. Speed offence experience by residential address
    • 7.5. Speed offence experience by method of licensure
    • 7.6. Speed offence experience by length of time on learner’s permit
    • 7.7. Logistic regression of speed offence experience by driver factors
  • 8. MOVING VIOLATION EXPERIENCE
    • 8.1. Moving violation experience by year of sample
    • 8.2. Moving violation experience by sex of driver
    • 8.3. Moving violation experience by age of driver
    • 8.4. Moving violation experience by residential address
    • 8.5. Moving violation experience by method of licensure
    • 8.6. Moving violation experience by length of time on learner’s permit
    • 8.7. Logistic regression of moving violation experience by driver factors
  • 9. SEAT BELT OFFENCE EXPERIENCE
    • 9.1. Seat belt offence experience by year of sample
    • 9.2. Seat belt offence experience by sex of driver
    • 9.3. Seat belt offence experience by age of driver
    • 9.4. Seat belt offence experience by residential address
    • 9.5. Seat belt offence experience by method of licensure
    • 9.6. Seat belt offence experience by length of time on learner’s permit
    • 9.7. Logistic regression of seat belt offence experience by driver factors
  • 10. ALCOHOL OFFENCE EXPERIENCE
    • 10.1. Alcohol offence experience by year of sample
    • 10.2. Alcohol offence experience by sex of driver
    • 10.3. Alcohol offence experience by age of driver
    • 10.4. Alcohol offence experience by residential address
    • 10.5. Alcohol offence experience by method of licensure
    • 10.6. Alcohol offence experience by length of time on learner’s permit
    • 10.7. Logistic regression of alcohol offence experience by driver factors
  • 11. PREDICTING CRASH AND OFFENCE EXPERIENCE
  • 12. CRASHES AND OFFENCES IN THE LEARNER PHASE
  • 13. DISCUSSION
    • 13.1. Summary of results
    • 13.2. Underlying factors
    • 13.3. Sex differences in crashes and offences
    • 13.4. Age differences in crashes and offences
    • 13.5. Residential address differences in crashes and offences
    • 13.6. Licensing method differences in crashes and offences
    • 13.7. Time on learner’s permit and differences in crashes and offences
    • 13.8. Interesting observations
    • 13.9. Conclusion
  • APPENDIX 1: DETAILED OFFENCE TYPES
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