TRI-LEVEL STUDY: MODIFICATION TASK 4: FINAL REPORT ON THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DRIVER CHARACTERISTICS AND ACCIDENT CAUSATION
A analysis was conducted to determine if driver characteristics were related to factors which were judged to cause or increase the severity of accidents. Statisticial tests were employed to evaluate causation differences on the basis of driver trip plan, fatigue, number of passengers, age, driving experience, vehicle familiarity, and road area familiarity. Results indicate driver fatigue, trip plan, road area familiarity, number of passengers and age were related to factors which caused accidents. For males, vehicle familiarity and for females, driving experience were also related.
- See also report on Task 2, PB80-135478.
Indiana University, BloomingtonInstitute for Research in Public Safety
Bloomington, IN United States 47401
Washington, DC United States 20590
- McDonald, S T
- Publication Date: 1977-6-30
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Behavior; Crash causes; Crash investigation; Crash severity; Driver performance; Drivers; Evaluation; Fatigue (Physiological condition); Passengers; Personnel performance; Statistical analysis; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driver age; Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00313111
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-034-3-535-T-4Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-096
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-034-3-535
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM