POST LICENSING CONTROL REPORTING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM: NEGLIGENT OPERATOR PROGRAM COST AND EFFECTIVENESS
The costs and traffic safety impacts of the four negligent operator treatments--Warning Letter (W/L), Group Educational Meeting (GEM), Individual Hearing (I/H), and Probation Violator Hearing (P/V) are presented. The Warning Letter was projected to save 1.24 accidents per 1,000 drivers treated. While this effect size is not statistically significant, the W/L is so inexpensive that sample results project it to be cost-beneficial, with an estimated cost of $669 for each accident prevented. The remaining treatments had statistically significant impacts on accidents. The GEM is projected to save 17.12 accidents per 1,000 drivers, at a cost of $871 per prevented accident. The I/H is projected to save 18.77 accidents per 1,000 drivers at a cost of $2,309 per accident saved. The P/V is projected to save 9.16 accidents per 1,000 drivers treated, at a relatively high estimated cost of $6,139 per accident saved. The projected effect of all treatments combined was 1,155, accidents prevented per year. The W/L, GEM, I/H, and all treatments as a package are cost-beneficial, but findings for the P/V on this are equivocal. Each treatment caused a statistically significant, substantial reduction in convictions.
- Periodical status report.
California Department of Motor VehiclesResearch and Statistics Section
Sacramento, CA United States
California Office of Traffic Safety7000 Franklin Boulevard
Sacramento, CA United States 95823
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Kadell, D J
- Peck, R C
- Publication Date: 1979-2
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Cost estimating; Costs; Courts; Crashes; Driver licensing; Driver rehabilitation; Education; Estimates; Group dynamics; Measures of effectiveness; Pollution control; Prevention; Reports; Safety; State government; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Traffic violators
- Uncontrolled Terms: Abatement; Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents; Rehabilitation; Reporting
- Geographic Terms: California
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00198123
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CAL/DMV/RSS-79/SR/4
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM