AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS AND BIRTHDAYS: AN ATTEMPTED EXTENSION OF THE "DEATH DIP" HYPOTHESIS

Although recent studies have found a relationship between one's birthday and such events as suicide, mortality, and accidents, this study of automobile accident reports in one of the Mountain states found no relationship between the drivers' birthdays and the accidents. The expected increase in automobile accidents following birthdays did not occur, even though other variables were carefully controlled.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society for the Study of Social Biology

    1180 Observatory Drive, Room 5440
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Authors:
    • Kunz, P R
    • Williams, C
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 106-108
  • Serial:
    • Social Biology
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Society for the Study of Social Biology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 860
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM