Young drivers most at risk on NZ roads

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

Young drivers face significantly higher risks on New Zealand’s roads, so closer supervision from older adults, such as parents, guardians and instructors, is crucial, the ACC said.

Data from the government accident insurer showed that those aged 16-24 over-represented in road casualties, despite huge reductions in the past 10 years. Drivers in this age group make up only 13% of licence holders but represent 30% of serious road injuries and over 25% of fatalities.

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