By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- A new study on Risk Management is now available. According to news reporting from Dunedin, New Zealand , by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "To determine: (a) the association between socio-demographic, and behavioural factors and compliance with supervised driving condition as a learner licensed driver, (b) whether unsupervised driving as a learner licence holder was associated with elevated crash risk while holding a learner licence. The study population was the New Zealand Drivers Study (NZDS) cohort, a prospective cohort study designed to explore the relationship between a comprehensive range of driving and traffic safety related factors and subsequent traffic crashes and convictions among newly licensed drivers." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Otago , "Thirty-one percent of the study sample was non-compliant at least once with the supervised driving condition. Many socio-demographic and behavioural risk factors were independently associated with unsupervised driving. The strength of the associations was greatest for those with relatively high levels of unsupervised driving (13+ trips). High distance driven showed the strongest relationship: RR 8.91 (95% CI 5.27-15.07). Unsupervised driving was associated with increased risk of crash: 1-12 trips: RR 1.84(1.29-2.61), and 13+ trips: RR 2.71 (1.94-3.80)." According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Given that a significant portion of learner licence holders report driving unsupervised and those that violate this condition the most are more likely to crash, evaluation of strategies designed at improving compliance with learner licence supervised driving condition should be a research priority." For more information on this research see: Unsupervised driving by learner licence holders: Associated characteristics and crash risk. Accident Analysis and Prevention , 2013;60():24-30. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd , The Boulevard, Langford Lane , Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England . ( Elsevier - www.elsevier.com ; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336 ) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Langley , University of Otago , Dunedin Sch Med, Dept. of Prevent & Social Med , Injury Prevent Res Unit, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand . Additional authors for this research include D. Begg , A. Samaranayaka, R. Brookland and H. Weiss . Keywords for this news article include: Dunedin, Risk Management, Australia and New Zealand Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC
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