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The impact of the graduated driver licence scheme on road traffic accident youth mortality in New Zealand

Kingham, S., Pearce, J., Dorling, D. and Faulk, M. (2008) The impact of the graduated driver licence scheme on road traffic accident youth mortality in New Zealand. Journal of Transport Geography, 16 (2). pp. 134-141. ISSN 0966-6923

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the introduction of New Zealand’s Graduated Driving Licence System (GDLS) on patterns of road traffic accident mortality amongst the young driving population from 1980 to 2001. Results show that the mortality rate has declined, but that rates in New Zealand are three times greater than in England and Wales and twice those of Scotland. When the data is adjusted to take account of differences in the minimum driving age, rates remain consistently higher in New Zealand and the proportional reduction in road traffic accident youth mortality is not significantly better than that experienced in Great Britain.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier B.V. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Journal of Transport Geography. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Geography (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2008 11:15
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:55
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2007.04.002
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier B.V
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2007.04.002
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3745

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