Did the Great Recession Keep Bad Drivers Off the Road?

Motorists’ fatalities and the fatality rate (roadway deaths per vehicle-mile traveled (VMT)) tend to decrease during recessions. Using a novel dataset of individual drivers, the authors establish that recessions have differential impacts on driving behavior by decreasing the VMT of observably risky drivers, such as those over age 60, and by increasing the VMT of observably safer drivers.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2015 3:01PM