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Association between supervisory driver offences and novice driver crashes post-licensure

T Senserrick, S Boufous, R Ivers, M Stevenson, R Norton, A Williamson

Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine - 54th Annual Scientific Conference | Published : 2010


This research explore associations between driving offences of learner supervisory drivers and subsequent crashes as novice independent drivers in a prospective cohort of 20,822 drivers aged 17-24 in New South Wales, Australia, on their first independent driver licence. Information on demographics, primary supervisory drivers, and various risk factors was collected via an online questionnaire and subsequently linked to police-reported crashes two years later. Poisson regression determined that the unadjusted relative risk of crash was 1.35 (CI 1.14-1.60) for novices whose supervisors had offences, with this association remaining when adjusting for supervisor age, gender and relationship to t..

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