Using Induced Exposure To Investigate The Effect Of Driver Factors In Traffic Safety


This paper investigates the effect of driver characteristics on crash involvement in the state of Florida for the years 1994 and 1995. Quasi-induced exposure is used to measure the relative exposure of groups of drivers to crash hazards as well as their relative crash propensity. This methodology identifies high-risk groups based on the non-responsible driver in two vehicle crashes. Several important conclusions can be made from this study. The relative level of crash exposure peaks for the 25-34 age group, and, continuously diminishes as drivers age. The drivers in the19-24 age group had the most trouble in rural areas, at night, on weekends, on undivided, straight, and local roadways. Drivers between the ages of 25-54 had a greater relative exposure in urban areas, during rush hour, on weekdays, on divided roadways, and freeways. Local drivers had the greatest relative exposure overall and had the most problems in rural areas, during weekdays, during rush hour, and on undivided, straight, local roads. Male drivers had the greatest relative exposure overall and were worst in rural areas, during weekends, during the night, and on divided freeway roads.

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2000 Annual Conference Abstracts - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

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Article; Proceedings Paper

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21844468010 (Scopus)

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