How can we produce safer new drivers? A review of the effects of experience, training and limiting exposure on the collision risk of new drivers

  • Published: TRL INS005, 2010, February
  • Authors: S Helman, G B Grayson and A M Parkes
  • Date Added: 28 Mar 2013
  • Last Update: 12 Jan 2018
  • Format: html

Objectives:

This insight report reviews evidence for the effectiveness of post-licence driving experience, driver education and training, and limiting the exposure of new drivers to risk through graduated driver licensing in lowering new-driver collisions.

Methodology:

This is a literature review of the effects of experience training and limiting exposure on the collision risk of new drivers.

Key Findings:

  • Driver education and training has little or no direct effect on the collision risk of new drivers.

  • The exception to this is training that focuses on the cognitive skills involved in hazard perception skills as part of driver licensing.

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