The report compares accidents involving handicapped drivers with accidents involving non-handicapped drivers. Two groups of drivers have been selected for comparison in this study. The Study group is composed of handicapped drivers who require "Full Hand Controls" because of a disability of both feet, legs, or parts of legs missing or unable to function, and the Control group, composed of randomly selected non-handicapped drivers from the New York State Master Driver License File. The analysis is primarily statistical in nature and the findings are examined for statistical significance. These findings are intended to help to identify and highlight areas which may warrant action on the part of motor vehicle administrators. The data indicate that the handicapped driver group has a higher accident rate than other drivers. Also, it was demonstrated that the accidents involving the Study group differed significantly from those involving other drivers in respect to other accident variables such as weather condition, accident type, and manner and location of collision.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Governor Nelson A Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY  United States  12228

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Negri, D B
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-610 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00936
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM