Accident and violation rates are higher for older and younger drivers. Causative or confounding variables studies in relation to this phenomenon have included experience, exposure rates, hazard miles driven, personality, sensory decrements, medical problems and inadequate socilization processes. The results suggest different processes at work for older versus young drivers resulting in higher accident rates at both ends of the age continuum. Strategies of prevention suggested include educational techniques and stricter testing and licensing standards. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Valentine, D
    • Williams, M
    • Young, R K
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-53 Draft Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: (77) 72-00-02-B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM