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Risky driving in young adults : A review of the literature

Voogt,A, Day,A and Baksheev,GN 2014, Risky driving in young adults : A review of the literature, Road and Transport Research, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 50-59.

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Title Risky driving in young adults : A review of the literature
Author(s) Voogt,A
Day,A
Baksheev,GN
Journal name Road and Transport Research
Volume number 23
Issue number 2
Start page 50
End page 59
Total pages 10
Publisher ARRB Transport Research Ltd
Place of publication Vermont South, VIC
Publication date 2014-06
ISSN 1037-5783
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Technology
Transportation
SENSATION SEEKING
NOVICE DRIVERS
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
BEHAVIOR
CRASHES
FRIENDS
SENSITIVITY
PREVALENCE
PREDICTORS
TEENAGERS
Summary Young drivers aged between 16 and 25 are consistently over-represented in fatal crash statistics and are more likely than older drivers to be involved in a range of intentional risky driving behaviours, such as drink driving, speeding, drag racing, and tailgating. This paper reports the fndings of a systematic search of published peer-reviewed literature, identifying the association between age and the characteristics of risky drivers, as well as interventions that have been developed to improve their safety. The results suggest that it is young males who are predominantly involved in unsafe driving and that these drivers are generally high in reward sensitivity, have antisocial peers, and believe that they are not dangerous drivers. Further to this, deterrence-based interventions have shown limited efectiveness for the specifc category of 'hoon' drivers, suggesting the need for targeted interventions across a multitude of domains. Efective intervention requires an understanding of the antecedents of dangerous driving behaviour, and it is concluded that interventions might be most efective when targeted towards these identifed criminogenic needs.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, ARRB Transport Research Ltd
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071598

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