TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR SUICIDE?
There has been considerable speculation regarding the extent to which traffic accidents are, in fact, suicides. Some have argued that the incidence of traffic accident suicide may be particularly high among teenagers. However, research on the subject of suicide involving a motor vehicle has been limited. The purpose of this study was to gain some insights into the magnitude and characteristics of the problem. The study population involved all drivers and pedestrians who died in Ontario from January 1977 to December 1981. During that time, 36 driver and 34 pedestrian fatalities were classified as suicides by the Office of Chief Coroner.
- Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, May 27, 1982.
Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Ottowa, Ontario Canada
- LAMBLE, R W
- Publication Date: 1982
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 23-56
- Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada
- Publisher: Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
- TRT Terms: Age; Pedestrian-vehicle crashes; Suicide; Traffic crashes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00387730
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 393
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM