The report is designed to provide highway safety administrators, insurance industry representatives, and researchers in the field of traffic safety with information for developing program and policy decisions. The report contains information in four areas related to the assessment of traffic accident risk: (1) driver record in relation to gender; (2) the accident-repeater phenomenon; (3) the relationship between accident and conviction frequencies; and (4) strategies for targeting high-risk drivers. Prior findings from the California Driver Record Study series on the relationship between subsequent accident risk and prior driving record are confirmed. Accident risk increases fairly linearly as a function of prior accidents and prior convictions on a driver's record, but the correlations are too low for accurate individual prediction. The relationships are sufficient, however, to identify groups of drivers who represent substantially increased accident risk.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95813
  • Authors:
    • Gebers, M A
  • Publication Date: 1990-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-90-127
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM