Novice and Elderly Drivers Cause Different Accidents

      June 16, 2016 08:14

      Elderly drivers are more prone to accidents involving illegal lane crossings, while novice drivers cause more collisions, according to the Korea Transport Institute.

      The institute analyzed 5,348 traffic accidents between 2011 and 2013 involving damage to people. Drivers aged 60 or above were more prone to accidents like driving on the wrong side and turning at intersections.

      A KOTI spokesman said, "Elderly drivers are less able to judge distances between objects and often swerve too sharply."

      But novice drivers are more prone to collisions during lane changes or rear-ending other cars at traffic lights.

      "Novice drivers are not adept at maneuvering their cars and inexperienced in making swift decisions behind the wheel, and they get into accidents while speeding," the spokesman said.

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