Young drivers and effects from graduated driving license

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Cyclist safety is heavily affected by car drivers’ involvement in accidents. Partly because of the high share of injury accidents including car involvement, but also due to the severity of these accidents compared e.g. with cyclist-cyclist accidents. In the majority part of the accidents reasons are related to driver lapses. As it is a set target to increase the modal share of cyclists with parallel ongoing traffic Safety improvements, is it crucial to improve this situation, so cyclist transportation become safer – also in part of the road network, which includes mixed modes of transport.
Driver lapses are most frequent among young drivers, and focus in Denmark in the moment is, if there, via additional advanced driver training before the normal driving age (18 year) can be more safe driving among them.
The aim with this study is to investigate, which safety benefits there can be expected from advanced driver training, and if possible to identify, which measures there have the best effect on traffic safety.
Method or methodological issues
The method is literature studies. All Scandinavian-written reports and articles are screened. Likewise, are ScienceDirect, Google Scholar and Taylor Francis Online screened for articles of relevance. The search words will be ‘graduated driver license’, ‘evaluation’, and ‘experience’. In addition, will grey literature from IRTAD and the UN be included in the review. The results will to the highest possible extent be organised and compared in the search for clear, explicit effects from specific approaches or a combination of those.
Results obtained or expected
It is expected that clear evidence on positive effect from advanced driver training can be documented. Also, it is expected that the length of the driver training scheme and the connecting with safety effect can clarified. It is, however less likely that nor the type of advanced driver training, the risk of getting punished if violate the rules or the type of training can be documented to have a clear effect on the safety.
Translated title of the contributionUnge bilister og effekten fra trinvise kørekort
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX. ICTCT Extra Workshop Beijing, China, 26th - 27st April 2016 : Cycling and planning for cyclists - Book of abstracts
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherInternational Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic Safety (ICTCT)
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventICTCT: 10th ICTCT extra Workshop - Beijing, Beijing, China
Duration: 26 Apr 201627 Apr 2016




  • Graduated driving license
  • Young novice drivers
  • Exposed road users
  • Effect studies


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