NEWS - Resource Center for Young and New Drivers

TIRF LogoThe Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Young and New Driver Resource Centre. The new centre is a one-stop shop on young and new driver issues that is designed for parents, young and novice drivers, researchers, and policymakers. It contains in-depth information on graduated driver licensing and driver education programs, research, and other young driver safety initiatives that are available in Canada.

To coincide with the launch of the centre, TIRF is releasing a new report on young drivers entitled, Youth and Road Crashes: Magnitude, Characteristics, and Trends. This new report is available through the centre. “Despite significant declines in the young driver crash problem, motor vehicle collisions are still the leading cause of death among young people, out-stripping suicide and other accidents,” says Dan Mayhew, senior vice-president at TIRF and a leading researcher on young driver issues.

The report reveals that one-third of all deaths and injuries among young people aged 15 to 24 are due to road crashes and that motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of hospital admissions among youth.

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