Analysis of traffic accidents of young drivers in urban areas and measures to increase safety

  • Predrag Brlek University North, Department for logistics and sustainable mobility, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Ljudevit Krpan University North, Department for logistics and sustainable mobility, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Ivan Cvitković University North, Department for logistics and sustainable mobility, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Krunoslav Lukačić University North, Department for logistics and sustainable mobility, Koprivnica, Croatia
Keywords: Traffic accident, Young drivers, Traffic safety

Abstract

Traffic accidents are considered the first cause of death of young people, that is, young drivers. Therefore, this problem needs to be given a lot of attention. Traffic accident which include young drivers must be analyzed as an element of the system, and it is necessary to analyze and investigate potential solutions and improve all elements in order to improve the system itself.
In the Republic of Croatia, for the first time in 2004, the term "YOUNG DRIVER" as a driver of a motor vehicle up to the age of 24, who holds a drivers license issued in the Republic of Croatia, was introduced into the Road Traffic Safety Act. The share of young drivers in the population in the Republic of Croatia is 4.3%. Young drivers make up about eight percent of road users, causing a total of 9.6% of traffic accidents, or 12.5% of those with fatalities.
This paper will deal with traffic safety in other countries, especially in the surrounding countries. According to statistics related to road accidents, young drivers are over-represented and are at greater risk to themselves, passengers and other participants than other drivers. There is a need to respond in a timely manner and to adopt optimal measures to improve the safety of young drivers in road traffic and thus for the safety of other road users. The aim of this
paper is to outline measures that would reduce the number of road accidents involving young drivers, especially in urban areas.

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Published
2020-03-26
How to Cite
Brlek, P., Krpan, L., Cvitković, I., & Lukačić, K. (2020). Analysis of traffic accidents of young drivers in urban areas and measures to increase safety. Put I Saobraćaj, 66(1), 25-28. https://doi.org/10.31075/PIS.66.01.05