In reviewing a report on the Province of Alberta Transportation website called; Alberta Speeding Convictions and Collisions Involving Unsafe Speed 2004 – 2008 I found some interesting statistics. The report features statistics about speeding convictions and collisions involving speeding for 2004 through to 2008. The report stated that men aged 20 to 21 had the highest amount of speeding convictions from 2004 – 2008. In close second for speeding convictions were men aged 22 to 24 and then in third place were men aged 18 to 19. The report also gave statistics on the drivers that acquired three or more traffic convictions from 2004 through 2008 and taking first place in this category were men aged between 22 to 24. In second place for three or more traffic speeding convictions were men aged 25 through 29 and in third place were men aged 20 through 21. The report showed that young men in the age category of 18 through 29 accounted for about 28% of all traffic speeding convictions. In reviewing the report further, it showed that men aged 30 through 44 between the years 2004 through 2008 accounted for about another 22% of all traffic speeding convictions. Therefore, men between the ages of 18 through 44 for the period 2004 through 2008 were responsible for about half of all the traffic speeding tickets in Alberta. The total number of drivers in the age category of 18 through 44 per the report was 180,975 and all other drivers, male and female accounted for 602,393. From these number, we can determine that men aged 18 through 44 for the period 2004 through 2008 had three times as many speeding tickets as all the remaining drivers on Alberta roadways. Regarding the question of who is speeding we could surmise from the information presented in the report; Alberta Speeding Convictions and Collisions Involving Unsafe Speed 2004 -2008 that it is three times more likely to be men between the ages of 18 through 44 years.
“Alberta Speeding Convictions and Collisions Involving Unsafe Speed 2004 -2008.” Alberta Transportation Office of Traffic Safety 2009. http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/Content/docType48/Production/SpeedReport2004-2008.pdf-Accessed: Dec. 28, 2016.