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Young drivers and road accidents

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  • Release date: 3 July 2012
  • Period covered: 2011
A report which looks at the extent to which young drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents than older drivers.

Key points

Drivers aged up to and including age 24 represented:

  • 23 per cent of the drivers involved in all motorised vehicle accidents and 21 per cent of drivers involved in fatal or serious accidents
  • 27 per cent of drivers involved in single vehicle accidents
  • 37 per cent of drivers involved in accidents who subsequently tested positive for blood alcohol
  • 32 per cent of motorcycle riders involved in motorcycle accidents.

Looking at the five years 2007 to 2011, the local authority area with the highest proportion of young drivers involved in accidents, out of all drivers of motor vehicles, was Blaenau Gwent.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5062
Email: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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