A methodology was developed utilizing GIS technology to examine the association between driver characteristics and traffic crash involvement. The aims of the study were to identify areas in the state of Florida that have high crash rates and provide drivers there with suitable educational programs to improve their safety behaviors and enhance their knowledge of traffic safety problems. Two conventional driver characteristics were investigated in this research: driver's age and gender. Income level was also investigated. Data and variables from the 1995 Florida crash database and census data were used in the analysis. Analysis was performed using GIS software. Results show a strong relationship between income level and crash involvement while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and crash involvement when seat belts were not used. Male drivers had higher crash rates than females, and teenagers are riskier drivers than the elderly.

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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

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  • Authors:
    • ABDEL-ATY, M A
    • As-Saidi, A H
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  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00797566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2000 12:00AM