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The effect of teenage passengers on the fatal crash risk of teenage drivers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9450125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fatal crash-involved drivers of passenger vehicles were identified in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System for the period 1990 through 1995. Each driver was categorized as being alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash or with one or more passengers. Drivers at fault or responsible for crash occurrence were defined as all drivers involved in a single-vehicle crash, or drivers in multiple-vehicle crashes who were coded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System as committing one or more driver errors. The results indicated that passenger presence was associated with proportionately more at-fault fatal crashes for drivers aged 24 and younger, were a neutral factor for drivers aged 25-29, and were associated with fewer at-fault involvements for drivers aged 30 and older. Relative risk of fatal crash involvement was particularly high for teenage drivers traveling, day or night, with two or more teenage passengers. Additional research is needed to determine how the added risk associated with teenage passengers riding with teenage drivers can be reduced or eliminated.
Authors:
D F Preusser; S A Ferguson; A F Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-06     Completed Date:  1998-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Preusser Research Group, Inc., Trumbull, CT 06611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic / mortality*
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior
Adult
Aged
Automobile Driving / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Risk-Taking

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