Contributing Factors to Older-Driver Injury Severity in Rural and Urban Areas Report as inadecuate




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Older drivers tend to be involved in more severe crashes compared to middle-aged drivers, and U.S. Census Population statistics indicate that the older-driver population is rapidly increasing. Therefore, an improvement in older-driver safety is both important and necessary. In this analysis, a statistical modeling technique was used to identify factors contributing to older-driver injury severity. Two separate models were developed for rural and urban locations, which incorporated several potential explanatory variables. Speed, gender, presence of passengers, road type and street-lighting conditions were found to be important factors affecting injury severity of older drivers on both rural and urban roads.

Subject(s): Public Economics

Issue Date: 2010

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/207180 Published in: Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 49, Number 1 Page range: 5-22

Total Pages: 19

Record appears in: Transportation Research Forum > Journal of the Transportation Research Forum





Author: Perera, Loshaka ; Dissanayake, Sunanda

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/207180?ln=en







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