MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF THE 1978 QUEBEC AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE ACT WITH THE DRAG MODEL

In this paper, the author sumarizes the various effects on road safety of the new automobile insurance regime introduced in the Province of Quebec on march 1, 1978, as these effects are estimated by the DRAG model of the Demand for Road use, Accidents and their Gravity. To this end, the author provides a short overview of the DRAG model structure and methodology described at length in a number of technical reports and explains how changes brought about by the new law are taken into account in the model. The author briefly presents estimates of the effects, such as: an increase in accidents with material damages only of 7%, an increase of injuries of 24% and an increase in fatalities of 9%. The author argues that these partial estimates are conservative when compared to results of visual analyses and the experience of automobile insurance companies. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS. UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL

    C.P. 6128, SUCCURSALE A
    MONTREAL, QUEBEC  Canada  H3C 3J7
  • Authors:
    • Gaudry, M
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00674519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM