Data published by Or Yarok has revealed that approximately 95,000 drivers were involved in traffic accidents in Israel during 2007-2009, 35% of whom had held licences for over 10 years. 18,380 drivers who held licenses for 6-10 years were involved in traffic accidents during this time, which is more than any other age group.
In Modiin, where 523 drivers were involved in accidents during those years, the statistics are a little bit different. According to Or Yarok, those who have been driving the longest are actually those who were involved in the highest number of accidents in the city. At the top stands the group of drivers to whom licenses were issued in 1991, 28 of whom were involved in accidents. They make up 5.35% of the total accidents that took place in Modiin, which is higher than the national average of 3.04%. After them stand those who were issued licenses in 1988, who were involved in 27 accidents, those who were issued licenses in 1990, who were involved in 23 accidents, and those who were issued licenses in 1995, who were involved in 22 accidents.
On a national scale, those who were issued licenses in 2000 were involved in 4,385 accidents -- the highest rate of any other group of drivers at 5.1%. In Modiin, however, only 18 drivers from this group were involved in traffic accidents, making up only 3.44%.
As was previously mentioned, 35% of all of the drivers that were involved in traffic accidents between 2007 and 2009 had held licenses for over 10 years (33,250 drivers). In Modiin, 115 drivers from this group (21.9%) were involved in accidents during this time. The local statistics for drivers that got into accidents and had held licenses for 6-10 years -- the group from which the highest amount of drivers were involved -- are also different from the national ones. 18,380 drivers from this group were involved in traffic accidents from all of Israel, making up 19.5% of all accidents. In Modiin, however, the 69 drivers involved in accidents made up only 13.1% of the local total.
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Monday, September 28, 2010