Literate and illiterate drivers were compared on the basis of their driving histories and characteristics of their crashes. Illiterator drivers had significantly more crashes and convictions than the general driving public. When compared to matched control drivers, illiterate drivers still had more convictions and crashes. Their crashes tended to be in older vehicles that were more likely to have reported defects. They were also more likely to be driving trucks. Recommendations are presented for a comprehensive coordinated approach to encouraging acquisition of literacy improved driving performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Accident Causation, 15-25 Fedruary, 1980 (SAE SP-461).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Waller, P F
    • Hall, R G
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800385
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM