The Impact of Driving Knowledge on Motor Vehicle Fatalities

This paper analyzes the influence of driving knowledge on highway safety by estimating regression models on U.S. state-level data over six years (2005 through 2010). The models incorporate a representative set of motor vehicle fatality determinants. Driving knowledge?as measured by performance on the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test?has a statistically significant lifesaving effect. Negatively related to the motor vehicle death rate and statistically significant are: real per capita income, precipitation, seat belt use, and a linear trend. Statistically significant positive associations with the rate are found for: the ratio of rural to urban driving, temperature, the percentage of young drivers, the percentage of old drivers, and alcohol consumption.


Issue Date:
Apr 01 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1046-1469
Language:
English
Published in:
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 55, Number 1
Page range:
17-27




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