Young Driver Injuries in Ontario
In 2015, there were over 7,000 emergency department (ED) visits for injuries to young drivers in Ontario. This figure averages to 20 young people seen in emergency each day.
This issue of the Ontario Injury Compass presents emergency visit data for motor vehicle collisions where the injured person was the driver of the vehicle and between the ages of 16 and 24. It also highlights prevention strategies targeting young and inexperienced drivers.
Referenced in this report
Transport Canada. (2011). Road Safety in Canada. Ottawa: Government of Canada.
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. (2014). Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations. Toronto: Parachute.
Phillips, R.O., Ulleberg, P., & Vaa, T. (2009). Do road safety campaigns work? A meta-analysis of road safety campaign effects. In S. Forward & A. Kazemi (Eds.), A Theoretical Approach to Assess Road Safety Campaigns (pp. 25-45). Brussels: Belgian Road Safety Institute.
Robertson, R.D., & Pashley, C.R. (2015). Road Safety Campaigns: What the Research Tells Us. In Community-Based Toolkit for Road Safety Campaigns. Ottawa: TIRF.
Phillips, R.O., Ulleberg, P., & Vaa, T. (2011). Meta- analysis of the effect of road safety campaigns on accidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43, 1204-1218.
Vanlaar, W. Pashley, C., Mayhew, D., Robertson, R., & Mainegra Hing, M. (2014). Understanding Young Drivers in Ontario: FInal Report. Ottawa: TIRF.
Additional resources on this topic
Parachute's National Teen Driver Safety Week resources
Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Distracted Driving page
Distracted Driving in Ontario, Ontario Injury Compass, October 2014
Transport-related injuries in Ontario, Ontario Injury Compass, March 2014
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners - Module 2: Common Types of Injuries and their Risk Factors
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners - Module 3: Injury Prevention Strategies
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