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This section seeks to explain why young novice drivers are subject to a larger number of crashes and a higher crash fatality risk. As can also be recognized in the accident patterns, four factors play an important role:
|Immaturity||Biological and social preconditions in youngsters are not sufficiently developed yet|
|Exposure||The exposure to risky conditions and driving situations is high|
|Lack of experience||The driving skills are not sufficiently developed|
|Impairment||Driving performance is impaired because of use of substances, fatigue or distraction|