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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Task 2, PB80-135478.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  United States  47401

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McDonald, S T
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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