YOUNG DRIVER RISK-TAKING RESEARCH: THE STATE OF THE ART

The report is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 reviews the nature of the young driver risk-taking problem, presents the purpose of the overall study and the role of the literature search in the study, outlines the literature search methodology, and notes the limitations of the search and the assessment of measurement techniques. Five explanatory hypotheses for the overrepresentation of young drivers in traffic accidents are identified and discussed in Chapter 2: driving practices of young drivers, exposure, experience, vehicle characteristics, and personality traits. Chapter 3 is devoted to the explanatory hypothesis of risk taking. Chapter 4 describes the measurement techniques identified in the review of the literature.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ABT Associates, Incorporated

    55 Wheeler Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hodgdon, J D
    • Bragg, BWE
    • Finn, P
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAI-81-68 Intrm Rpt., HS-805 967
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH-22-80-C-07360
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2002 12:00AM