Mileage, car ownership, experience of punishment avoidance, and the risky driving of young drivers.

  title={Mileage, car ownership, experience of punishment avoidance, and the risky driving of young drivers.},
  author={Bridie Scott-Parker and Barry Watson and Mark Johann King and Melissa K. Hyde},
  journal={Traffic injury prevention},
  volume={12 6},
OBJECTIVE Young drivers are at greatest risk of injury or death from a car crash in the first 6 months of independent driving. In Queensland, the graduated driver licensing (GDL) program was extensively modified in July 2007 in order to reduce this risk. Increased mileage and car ownership have been found to play a role in risky driving, offenses, and crashes; however, GDL programs typically do not consider these variables. In addition, young novice drivers' experiences of punishment avoidance… CONTINUE READING


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