Study finds they are less likely to get into a crash
Tamara Slobogean Jul 06, 2011 09:50:03 AM
VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - If you have ever generalized or stereotyped about the habits of certain drivers, this study might put you in your place. The findings of the 10 year study out of Ontario are clear, new immigrants could teach the rest of us a thing or two about safety on our roads.
The study found immigrant drivers are up to 50 per cent less likely to be involved in a bad crash compared to Canadians who are long-time residents.
The findings didn't faze a Moroccan man we spoke with this morning. He tells us in his country you learn to drive on rough roads and alcohol is much less of a factor. "I think it's too easy to drive. The way people put up with alcohol and sometimes get angry."
The lead researcher says if the rest of us drove more like newcomers, it's possible up to one-third of hospital visits due to crashes could be avoided.
Immigrant drivers safer than long-term residents // CTV News
Immigrant drivers safer than long-term residents // CBC News