Young drivers’ attitudes to driving
Young novice drivers, especially if they are male, are at greater risk of accidents than any other group. Research has addressed a range of factors that help explain this, in order to inform attempts to mitigate risk.
However, relatively little of this research has been concerned with the pre-driver period, and the influences that might extend from this into becoming a driver. The existing literature, therefore, presents a restricted basis for understanding the influences that might be operating over this whole period, and thus planning for interventions at the pre-driver stage.
This critical literature review is intended to generate a fresh approach, building on what is known from past research, but integrating it within a wider developmental perspective.
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