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    I ran up the back of a police officer's car one time, no damage and not in my first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztik View Post
    Interesting. I wonder why everyone has said this or where they get these 'statistics' from.

    I have driven into a tree but I was 16 and had no license then lol. Maybe that counted as my first accident so I'm all good now
    I think people are probably thinking of teenage boys - they do represent a scary high statistic when it comes to crashes. I don't want DS to drive until he's at least 25 lol.

    A mature adult who has just got her licence I would presume would be fine. People are inexperienced, but I do find if you're wary of this most people would probably be a better driver than the average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I think people are probably thinking of teenage boys - they do represent a scary high statistic when it comes to crashes. I don't want DS to drive until he's at least 25 lol.

    A mature adult who has just got her licence I would presume would be fine. People are inexperienced, but I do find if you're wary of this most people would probably be a better driver than the average.
    It's funny how young drivers and in particular young male drivers are deemed to be bad/unsafe drivers.
    RACQ had an article with statistics a few year back that showed it was the older, over 50's drivers who were in fact the most likely to have an accident.
    I think those stats are more reflective of how it really is. By the time you are 50 you most likely have been driving for at least 30 years and in that time you've probably built up many bad habits when driving. You're probably quite confident when driving so take greater risk and therefore increase the chances of having an accident.
    Whereas on the other hand a younger more inexperienced driver lacks confidence so takes extra precautions, follows the road rules more so and take less risks in general.


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    nope my first crash was not my fault and 10 years after I got my license

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    Nope, nothing at all.

    I just got rear ended last year. First accident I have been involved in since having my license (9 years) and it wasn't even my fault!!!

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    Nope, I've been driving for 16 years and never been at fault. I had a lady rear end me once after I'd been driving for five years already. That was at an intersection and I was waiting for a break in traffic to go. She just drove up the back of my stationary car, obviously not paying attention

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    no i didn't. and still haven't 13 odd yrs on.

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    No. I have had an accident though but that was after quite a few years.

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    I've been so paranoid since starting this thread lol. Scared I've cursed myself and will have to come back and update that I hit something/someone lol.


 

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