It is a known fact that teens tend to be bad drivers. But who drives better: teens or seniors? This infographic compares the two sides of this coin.
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The Gist Of This Infographic
We all know that teens are some of the worst drivers out there. Lack of experience, susceptibility to distraction, hormones, and developing brains are all contributing factors to their accident-prone driving behavior. On the other hand, drivers above the age of 65 are more prone to mistakes, forgetfulness, poor motor skills, and slow reaction time.
This analytical infographic is based on data from Progressive Casualty Insurance Company. It looks compares various driving statistics for two age groups: young drivers aged 16 to 25, and older drivers aged 65 and above. It evaluates rates and risk of accidents, and also recommends ways to reduce this risk.
Contributing Factors To Traffic Collision Risk
There are many factors that contribute to the risk of traffic accidents. These include:
- vehicle design and functionality,
- speed of driving and operation,
- road and infrastructure design,
- driving conditions at the time,
- driving ability and cognitive ability,
- driving behavior i.e. rashness or speed,
- motor skills and physical form, and
- alcohol or drug impairment.
Vehicle accidents cause financial damage to both society and the people involved. It can also lead to disability or death. It’s simply not worth the risk. (Learn more on Wikipedia)
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