ON-THE-ROAD DRIVING RECORDS OF LICENSED RACE DRIVERS

On-the-road driving records of Sports Car Club of America national competition license holders from three states were compared with the records of other drivers of the same age and sex. In each state the race drivers had a greater number of crashes per driver, and a greater number of speeding violations, other moving violations, and non-moving violations per driver, than the drivers comprising the matched comparison group. The results cast considerable doubt as to the validity of the Master Driver's License concept, which has been given serious consideration by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The results also suggest a need for caution regarding the assumption that advanced driver eduction crash-avoidance techniques can be translated into reduced crash experience.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Williams, A F
    • O'Neill, B
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00096924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-016 313
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1983 12:00AM