Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts Honours
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
Dr Ken Robinson
Young male drivers have been identified as a high risk for Motor Vehicle Accident. This paper reviews three components for accident risk: the driving environment, society and individual factors associated with accident histories. Possible predictors for identifying young men at risk for accident involvement are driving behaviour, driving attitude and sensation seeking. Protective factors to reduce the incidence of risky driving in youth might include legal restrictions, increased education and training. The paper recommends that future research tests the above predictors for a relationship with accident involvement in young men.
Ferguson, C. A. (1999). Is There a Need for Speed? : Risky Driving Behaviour and Young Male Drivers : A Review of the Literature. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/808