OR 19: Variation in Relative Safety of Australian Drivers with Age

This report compares the road safety performance of individual age classes of Australian drivers. Age differences are examined in drivers' propensity for involvement in serious crashes after allowing for differences in driving exposure and differences in vulnerability to death from crash injuries. Age differences are also examined in recent driver fatality trends and inferences drawn about the relative contributions in each age class deriving from improved road safety and from shifts in external factors of population size and driver's licence ownership. Based on these trends, projections are given of the age profile of driver fatalities up to two decades from now. A summary is given of the implications for Australian road safety policy.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Other Report

Author(s): Wylie J

Topics: Crash data, Older drivers, Young drivers

Publication Date: 14/01/96