LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF CALIFORNIA DRIVER ACCIDENT FREQUENCIES I: AN EXPLORATORY MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

The longitudinal study attempts to develop an optimum accident prediction system using nine year driving history records of a large sample of California drivers and biographical and mileage exposure data collected through a questionnaire survey. An exploratory non-concurrent regression analysis on three year accident interval produced a prediction equation with 29 predictor variables and a multiple correlation coefficient of .271. Among the variables which discriminated between accidents and non-accident drivers were prior conviction frequencies and prior accidents. Drivers with prior accidents and convictions were more likely to have accidents in subsequent time periods.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Development and Consultation Section
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95818

    Federal Highway Administration

    Research Development and Consultation Section, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kwong, K W
    • KUAN, J
    • Peck, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-76-55 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM