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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Periodical status report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    Research and Statistics Section
    Sacramento, CA  United States 

    California Office of Traffic Safety

    7000 Franklin Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95823

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kadell, D J
    • Peck, R C
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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