PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF ACCIDENT INVOLVED DRIVERS: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE
This report reviews selected portions of the literature concerning the psychology of negligent driving. In particular, it stresses those studies which attempt to quantify and predict aberrant driving behavior. Reviewed are such topics as the role of demographics and driving records in accident occurrence and accident proneness, and the use of personality factors in predicting driving behavior. While much of the research previously conducted has not yielded significant results in terms of predictive validity, recent work seems promising in light of the multivariate techniques being introduced in the traffic safety field. The primary accomplishment of these multivariate studies thus far has been in the area of relevant variable identification and method validation for use in individual driver examination and in highway safety in general.
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Virginia Highway and Transportation Research CouncilCharlottesville, VA United States
- Lynn, C W
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Demographics; Driver records; Drivers; High risk drivers; Multivariate analysis; Problem drivers
- Old TRIS Terms: Driver psychology
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00145092
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No. VHTRC 76-R49
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-067-1-087
- Files: NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM