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The impact of the graduated driver licence scheme on road traffic accident youth mortality in New Zealand\ud

By S. Kingham, J. Pearce, D. Dorling and M. Faulk

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the introduction of New Zealand’s Graduated Driving Licence System (GDLS) on patterns of road traffic accident mortality amongst the young driving population from 1980 to 2001. Results show that the mortality rate has declined, but that rates in New Zealand are three times greater than in England and Wales and twice those of Scotland. When the data is adjusted to take account of differences in the minimum driving age, rates remain consistently higher in New Zealand and the proportional reduction in road traffic accident youth mortality is not significantly better than that experienced in Great Britain

Publisher: Elsevier B.V
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:3745

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