MEN AND WOMEN DRIVERS: A STUDY OF EXPOSURE, ACCIDENTS, AND INJURIES
The differences between the accident-involvement and injury patterns of men and women drivers are studied in relation to exposure differences. Data in current literature, Texas mass accident data, and data collected for a study of restraint system effectiveness are used. Factors considered include miles driven, day of week, time of day, type of road, driver age, accident severity, driver height, and restraint system usage. Findings indicate that men and women drive under very different circumstances, and that differences in accident rates and severity are more strongly related to exposure variables and to driver age than they are to sex. Injury differences between men and women are significant only at the minor injury level, while certain severe injuries seem to be related to driver height rather than to driver sex.
- Proceedings of the 19th Conference.
American Association for Automotive Medicine801 Green Bay Road
Lake Bluff, IL United States 60044
- Weber, K
- 19th Annual Conference of the American Association for Automotive Medicine
- Date: 1975-11-0 to 1975-11-0
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Crash exposure; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crash severity; Drivers; Females; Human characteristics; Males; Restraint systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driver age; Driver characteristics
- Old TRIS Terms: Female drivers; Male drivers; Passenger restraints
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00133488
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM