A STUDY OF DRIVER EXPERIENCE AND VEHICLE FAMILIARITY IN ACCIDENTS

Reports a separate study performed as part of a major accident investigation project to test the hypotheses that (a) drivers of vehicles involved in investigated accidents had less driving experience than the general driving population, and (b) accident-involved drivers were less familiar with their vehicles than the general driving population. A Kolmogorov-Smirnov one-tail test was employed to evaluate the differences in the distributions of driver experience and vehicle familiarity between an accident sample of 802 drivers involved in 434 accidents and a control sample of 400 drivers selected from the general population. Results indicate that drivers involved in the investigated accidents had less driving experience in general and less driving experience with the accident vehicles than drivers in the general population.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report sponsored by the Automobile Manufacturers Association, Incorporated, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Incorporated

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14221
  • Authors:
    • Fell, J C
    • Mudrowsky, E F
    • THARP, K J
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 261-265
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council
  • Contract Numbers: FP-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM