Despite steady falls in South Australia’s road toll over the past decade, young drivers continue to be over-represented in road trauma statistics.
The number of young driver fatalities increased from (15 fatalities) in 2016 to (20 fatalities) in 2017.
Young driver serious injuries saw a decline with (109 serious injuries) reported in 2017 compared to (167 serious injuries) reported in 2016.
Did you know:
Research shows that the human brain’s final stages of development, particularly for males, continues well into a person’s early 20s, and will often conclude around the age of 25. The prefrontal cortex which governs reasoning, advanced thought and impulse control, is the final area of the human brain to mature, but is a critical component in safe driving.
Influencing young driver behaviours:
MAC understands the importance of reaching and educating young drivers on safe driving behaviours, MAC does this with a number of diverse approaches including young driver campaigns, associated partnerships and sponsoring young driver education programs including: