CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLISIONS INVOLVING NON-IMPAIRED DRIVERS

Throughout the research literature and in the area of countermeasure development there has existed a marked propensity to evaluate impaired driver collisons as a distinct subset of the total collision population. Similarly, then, the collisions of non-impaired drivers represent an equally distinct, yet perhaps qualitatively discrete subpopulation. This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the characteristics of the collisions of three different groups of non-impaired drivers, who are differentiated a priori on age-related factors. Various features of the collisions of these groups are examined, primarily to determine those instances in which a group is overrepresented on some factor. On the basis of such comparisons, "profiles" are derived for the collisions of inexperienced and aging non-impaired drivers. /Author/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 255-267
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM