EVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA'S COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE PROGRAM

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of the Commercial Driver License program on fatal and fatal/injury accidents involving heavy vehicles operated by drivers licensed in California. Data on monthly fatal accidents nationwide were obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS). Monthly fatal accidents nationwide involving heavy vehicles or vehicles carrying hazardous materials operated by California-licensed drivers during January 1985 through December 1992 were analyzed using intervention time series analysis. The results do not provide evidence that the Commercial Driver License program had a significant impact on traffic safety.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RSS-95-148
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 6 1996 12:00AM