PSYCHOSOCIAL IDENTIFICATION OF DRIVERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FATAL VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS IN BOSTON

The report includes human factor data presentation, analysis, and evaluation of selected variables collected by the Boston University Traffic Accident Research Special Study team during their 30-month research. Human factor variables associated with operators of motor vehicles judged to have been the most responsible for vehicular accidents resulting in a personal fatality were investigated. Areas of interest presented on 300 operators include: demographic and psychosocial variables, historical patterns of alcohol use and accident-alcohol involvement, historical patterns of marijuana and street/entertainment drug use and accident involvement, the Risk Taking Behavior Scale (RTBS) and the Human Factor Stress Scale (HFSS).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-254 046.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston University

    Traffic Accident Research Project
    Boston, MA  USA  02215

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sterling-Smith, R S
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 216 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pt. 1 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-915
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-310-3-595
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM