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Post-licence driver education for the prevention of road traffic crashes: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials

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The effectiveness of post-licence driver education for preventing road traffic crashes was quantified using a systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials. Searches of appropriate electronic databases, the Internet and reference lists of relevant papers were conducted. The searches were not restricted by language or publication status. Data were pooled from 21 randomised controlled trials, including over 300,000 full licence-holding drivers of all ages. Nineteen trials reported subsequent traffic offences, with a pooled relative risk of 0.96 (95% confidence interval 0.94, 0.98). Fifteen trials reported traffic crashes with a pooled relative risk of 0.98 (0.96, 1.01). Four trials reported injury crashes with a pooled relative risk of 1.12 (0.88, 1.41). The results provide no evidence that post-licence driver education is effective in preventing road injuries or crashes. Although the results are compatible with a small reduction in the occurrence of traffic crashes, this may be due to selection biases or bias in the included trials. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ker K, Roberts I, Collier T, Beyer F, Bunn F, Frost C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Accident Analysis and Prevention

Year: 2005

Volume: 37

Issue: 2

Pages: 305-313

ISSN (print): 0001-4575

ISSN (electronic): 1879-2057

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2004.09.004

PubMed id: 15667817


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