CRIMINALS WHO DRIVE

The comparison of driver records of 114 criminals with satitistical data on the average Dade County driver produced the following results: the criminal driver was 3.25 times as likely to be charged with a traffic violation, was involved in 5.5 times as many property damage and injury producing accidents and 19.5 times as many fatal accidents as the average driver. Further analysis of the data, performed by scaling and categorizing, compared the criminal's degree of involvement in crime and traffic offenses. A significant relationship was noted between categories in that criminals who were involved in a major traffic offense were likely to have been involved in a major crime and those involved in minor traffic offenses in a minor crime. It was suggested from the data that the degree of an individual's deviation from societal norms is similar in divergent areas and that particular sub-groups of individuals are more likely to be involved in serious traffic accidents. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    801 Green Bay Road
    Lake Bluff, IL  United States  60044

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    1211 West 22nd Street
    Oak Brook, IL  United States  60523
  • Authors:
    • Haviland, C V
    • Wiseman, HAB
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM