LITERACY -- A HUMAN FACTOR IN DRIVING PERFORMANCE
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.
- From Accident Causation, 15-25 Fedruary, 1980 (SAE SP-461).
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Waller, P F
- Hall, R G
- Publication Date: 1980-2
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Crash rates; Crash severity; Driver performance; Drivers; Human factors; Illiterates; Personnel performance; Traffic conviction
- Uncontrolled Terms: Convictions
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00319722
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800385
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM