DRIVER AND VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS AS RELATED TO THE PRECIPITATION OF ACCIDENTS

Police reported accidents were coded in terms of elements of the accident generation process. Analyses were conducted to relate general driver and vehicle characteristics to responsibility for the accidents and to reasons for the precipitation of accidents. Driver and vehicle characteristics included driver age, sex, license type, restraint use, and drinking status. Vehicle characteristics were age and general vehicle type. The main reasons for accident generation were information failures, control failures, and control failures associated with slippery roads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • PERCHONOK, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-355 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZQ-5276-V-4
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-619
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1978 12:00AM