Title: Younger and older road users
Organisation: IAM RoadSmart
Date uploaded: 10th January 2011
Date published/launched: January 2011
A 33% drop in fatalities since 2008 for drivers in the 16-19 year old bracket is one of the key findings in this IAM report.
The report, ‘Younger and older road users’, also reveals that fatalities for drivers in their 70s and aged 80 and above have fallen by 25%, and 22% respectively.
The report also identifies the greatest risks faced by young and elderly road users.
The greatest risk to the oldest age group is as a pedestrian. In comparison, younger people are much more at risk as a driver or as a passenger in a car driven by a young driver.
The greatest risk to pedestrians is car drivers under 30 who are involved in more than a third of pedestrian fatalities.
The IAM says that during their teens and twenties, the risk of young drivers being killed halves every five years as they gain more driving experience.
Between 20 and 50 years of age, the rate of deaths declines for all road users except for motorcyclists.
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