MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS IN CRASHES AND VIOLATIONS OF YOUNG DRIVERS

WITH A PROBABILITY SAMPLE OF 3,000 DRIVERS IT WAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED THAT BOTH CRASHES AND VIOLATIONS- PLUS-WARNINGS FOR YOUNG MEN ROSE TO A MAXIMUM AT AGE 18 OR 19 AND THEN DECLINED. AMONG SEVERAL DOZEN INDEXES CONSTRUCTED FROM INTERVIEW DATA, SIMILAR CURVILINEAR PATTERNS IN RELATION TO AGE OF YOUNG MEN WERE FOUND FOR SUCH FACTORS AS GETTING ENGAGED OR BREAKING AN ENGAGEMENT, CHANGING JOBS, DRIVING CONFIDENCE SUCH AS REJECTION OF SEAT BELTS, USE OF DRIVING TO BLOW OFF STEAM AFTER ARGUMENTS, AND TIE- INVOLVEMENT WITH CARS. MANY OF THESE MEASURES ALSO RELATED TO OCCURENCE OF CRASHES AND ESPECIALLY VIOLATIONS. HOWEVER, OTHER MEASURES SUCH AS HOSTILITY INDEXES SHOWED A STEADY DECREASE WITH AGE, WHILE DRINKING AND SMOKING STEADILY INCREASED, AND EACH OF THESE ALSO RELATED TO DRIVING RECORD. FURTHER ANALYSIS WILL TEST THE CONJECTURE THAT THE JOINT OCCURRENCE OF SUCH FACTORS IN YOUNG MEN JUST BEFORE ADULTHOOD MAY HELP TO EXPLAIN THE ELEVATED HAZARD AT THIS AGE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Survey Research Center
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Pelz, D C
    • SCHUMAN, S H
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1972 12:00AM