Statistical implications of using moving violations to determine crash responsibility in young driver crashes.

TitleStatistical implications of using moving violations to determine crash responsibility in young driver crashes.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCurry AE, Pfeiffer MR, Myers RK, Durbin DR, Elliott MR
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume65C
Pagination28-35
Date Published04/2014
ISSN1879-2057
Abstract

Traditional methods for determining crash responsibility - most commonly moving violation citations - may not accurately characterize at-fault status among crash-involved drivers given that: (1) issuance may vary by factors that are independent of fault (e.g., driver age, gender), and (2) these methods do not capture driver behaviors that are not illegal but still indicative of fault. We examined the statistical implications of using moving violations to determine crash responsibility in young driver crashes by comparing it with a method based on crash-contributing driver actions. We selected all drivers in police-reported passenger-vehicle crashes (2010-2011) that involved a New Jersey driver <21 years old (79,485 drivers

DOI10.1016/j.aap.2013.12.006
Alternate JournalAccid Anal Prev
PubMed ID24398139