THE FATAL ACCIDENT REEXAMINATION PROGRAM IN CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 1965

THE DRIVING PERFORMANCE IS EVALUATED OF REEXAMINED FATAL ACCIDENT DRIVERS IN TERMS OF ACCIDENTS AND CONVICTIONS FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE AND AFTER THE REEXAMINATION AND A DESCRIPTIVE PROFILE OF THE REEXAMINED FATAL ACCIDENT DRIVER IS ESTABLISHED. THE PERSONAL /AGE, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, OCCUPATION, PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, EDUCATION, NUMBER OF DEPENDENTS, INSURANCE, AND USE OF GLASSES/ AND DRIVING /CONVICTIONS, ACCIDENTS, LAW AND DRIVING TESTS, NUMBER OF YEARS DRIVEN, MILES PER YEAR, AND AGE OF CAR AT TIME OF ACCIDENT/ CHARACTERISTICS WERE EXAMINED FOR 777 FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVED DRIVERS AND COMPARED TO SAMPLES OF NON- REEXAMINED FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVED DRIVERS AND THE GENERAL DRIVING POPULATION. FURTHER COMPARISONS WERE MADE BETWEEN SUB GROUPS OF THE 777 DRIVERS BY THE CLASSIFICATION OF AT FAULT AND OTHER. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THAT THE REEXAMINED FATAL ACCIDENT DRIVER OF BOTH SEXES WAS SIGNIFI- CANTLY DIFFERENT FROM THE AVERAGE DRIVER IN TERMS OF MARITAL STATUS, OCCUPATION, YEARS OF DRIVING EXPERIENCE, MILES DRIVEN PER YEAR, AND AGE OF VEHICLE. NO DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND FOR BOTH SEXES RELATIVE TO USE OF GLASSES, ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE BEFORE AND AFTER THE REEXAMINATION AND SCORES ON THE LAW AND DRIVING TESTS. FEWER REEXAMINED MALE DRIVERS HAD AUTO LIABILITY INSURANCE AND THIS CLASS OF DRIVERS HAD SIGNIFICANTLY MORE CONVICTIONS, REGARDLESS OF TIME PERIOD, THAN THE AVERAGE MALE DRIVER. AT FAULT MALE DRIVERS WERE FOUND TO BE YOUNGER, MORE OFTEN SINGLE, HAD FEWER DEPENDENTS , LABOR TYPE WORKER, AND LESS LIKELY TO HAVE AUTO INSURANCE THAN OTHER FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVED DRIVER.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, State B-1-1, BPR-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95813
  • Authors:
    • COPPIN, R S
    • Van, OLDENBECK G
  • Publication Date: 1965-12-17

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1994 12:00AM