This report focuses on the recent trends in female driver fatalities relative to their male counterparts. The period in question is between 1975 and 1990, during which female driver fatalities have risen by 65% relative to male drivers. In an attempt to examine the underlying reasons for the 65% relative increase, and estimate their contribution to the overall change, the study utilizes a number of pertinent statistics on both male and female drivers. The report concludes that the 65% relative increase for female drivers was due to the combined effect of a 12.6% relative increase in their number of licensed drivers, a 23.7% relative increase in their average annual travel, and an 18.2% relative increase in their fatality rate per miles driven.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Center for Statistics and Analysis

    Mathematical Analysis Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cerrelli, E
  • Publication Date: 1994-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 808 106
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1994 12:00AM