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Collision-involved teens drive guarded post-incident

Driving, Driving Accident

Young drivers, who are considered collision-prone drivers, tend to control their pace of driving in the months post a serious crash (not fatal), a new study has suggested.

Research suggests that after encountering a negative episode, a positive aspect to the situation unfolds. While analyzing results at the National college of Ireland, scientists observed that brisk turns and aggressive manoeuvering lead to frequent crashes. This rate minimizes over the next 2 months of the crash. Strong evidence implies that this change is due to amount of driving experience the driver possesses.

It is certainly possible that a driver has vulnerable operating skills than others and just one mishap definitely influences the driver to adopt less risky driving habits. Studies related to the short or long haul psychological and physical conditions post the event have been looked into but there have been very few studies that look into the actual changes in the driving pattern of the driver.

Adolescence is that period in life where a person is exposed to a variety of experiences. It is frequently observed that teenagers drive reckless enough to be involved in a strike. Such an incident proves to be of key learning experience as it involves physical injury, stress, insurance claims and expensive repairs.

With the progress of technology, is it easier to measure naturalistic driving behaviour under various different cases. This attribute developed the opportunity to examine these changes in the driving conduct. Data revealed that the sign of risky driving drops almost instantly after the escapade and is maintained for a considerable two to three months. Findings also suggest that young drivers quickly pick up from the trauma of the crash and become cautious. They develop a safety shield initially but they can let it blow away.

The research is still in early stage. A lot is still under speculation for more precise set of information to explain such erratic behaviour. In this preliminary phase of research, it is deduced that collision-involved drivers do change their driving routine for a considerable amount of time.

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