American Generations and Traffic Fatalities: Exploratory Evaluation from Person Level Data

The formulation of generation is based on the criteria that people within a common birth year range will experience the same major events in their lifetime. In crash data analysis, age related factors are commonly based on some age ranges or even sometimes in a simpler way by designating people or drivers as young, mid-age, or elderly. It is mostly due to the suitability of the interventional design. It is anticipated that seven generations are still playing role as driver, non-motorist, or occupant: the Greatest generation, the Silent generation, Baby boomers, Millennials, Generation Z, and Post Z. This study used nine years (2010-2018) of Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data to provide some insights about traffic fatalities and different generations. This study provides some intuitive exploratory analysis with data visualization tools. As Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials are the top three generations in terms total number of fatalities, odds ratios have been developed to determine the specific traits that are associated with each generation. The findings of this unique analysis will provide more contexts to the generation-based studies.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02378
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 10:58AM