THE OLDER DRIVER: A STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF LICENSING AND ACCIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN 30 STATES

ACCIDENT STATISTICS WERE COLLECTED AND ANALYZED FOR 30 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE PURPOSE WAS TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF INVOLVEMENT IN ACCIDENTS EXPERIENCED BY DRIVERS 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. WITH RESPECT TO OVER-ALL ACCIDENT INVOLVEMENT, THE OLDER DRIVER WAS UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE ACCIDENT STATISTICS. IF THE OLDER DRIVER HAS A DRIVING PROBLEM IT WOULD BE WITH RESPECT TO FATAL ACCIDENTS, SINCE THEY ARE INVOLVED IN THESE ACCIDENTS NEARLY IN PROPORTION TO THEIR PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION. FURTHER, THE SCOPE OF THIS STUDY INDICATES THAT THE FINDINGS ARE OF NATIONAL RATHER THAN LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE SINCE WE FIND SIMILAR RESULTS FOR STATES OF VARING SIZE AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. /SRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 36 Pp, 1 FiG, 37 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Denver University

    College of Law
    Denver, CO  USA  80210
  • Authors:
    • FINESILVER, S G
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-005 257
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM