Fatal and serious road crashes involving young drivers in New Zealand: a latent class clustering approach

Weiss, Harold B., Kaplan, Sigal and Prato, Carlo Giacomo (2014). Fatal and serious road crashes involving young drivers in New Zealand: a latent class clustering approach. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 12-16 January 2014.

Author Weiss, Harold B.
Kaplan, Sigal
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Title of paper Fatal and serious road crashes involving young drivers in New Zealand: a latent class clustering approach
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, United States
Conference dates 12-16 January 2014
Proceedings title Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 24
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The over-representation of young drivers in road crashes and injuries is a major ongoing concern world-wide. This study offers a classification analysis of young-drivers’ serious and fatal crashes as a decision-aid for designing youth targeted road safety programs. Latent class analysis was applied to police records of serious and fatal crashes involving 15-24 year-old drivers in New Zealand to provide a comprehensive and multi-dimensional overview of crash patterns. The analysis yielded 15 and 8 latent classes of single- and multi-vehicle crashes and raised three major safety concerns for young drivers: (i) risky road behavior involving reckless driving and traffic law violations; (ii) inattention, error, and hazard perception problems; (iii) interaction with difficult road geometry and lighting conditions, especially on open roads and state highways with a 90 km/h or higher speed limit.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2014 Paper #14-1604

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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