Driving Attitudes and Skills as a Function of Experience

  • Tsuneo Matsuura
Conference paper


Novice drivers’ accident risk reduce rapidly at least for the first 3 years (3, 6, 7, 11). This is because they get accustomed to driving on the road, improve their driving skill and knowledge, and get matured with age.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneo Matsuura
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  1. 1.National Research Institute of Police ScienceJapan

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