DRIVING RECORD AND RECIDIVISM FOLLOWING THE PURGING OF DRIVER CONTROL ACTION FILES

Drivers who had driver control action (legal) files established and subsequently purged were selected for an analysis of driving records and recidivism (further legal actions). Legal files generally represent drivers with deviant records who have had actions taken against their driving privilege by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Since a continued deviant driving record prevents legal file purging, files that are purged necessarily represent drivers whose driving records have substantially improved. The legal file drivers were compared to a sample of renewal applicants to determine if the legal file driving records deviated from those of an average sample of California drivers. It was concluded that the legal file subsequent driving records were not deviant enough to necessitate more stringent purge criteria. However, the trends toward a higher than average recidivism indicated that current purge criteria should not be relaxed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Research Development and Consultation Section
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95818
  • Authors:
    • Carpenter, D W
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-76-56 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM