Demographic Variables and Accidents
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Highway transportation systems are usually designed with the "typical" driver in mind. The "typical" driver is a white male of middle class background. Research is reviewed in this monograph for accident data pertaining to women, minority groups and low economic status members. Although men have more accidents in terms of total numbers than women, accidents are a leading cause of death among women. Literature is scanty with regard to race, occupation and socio-economic status as factors in accidents. Generally, however, 'accidents occur more often to the less privileged groups. In addition, marital status seems related to driving performance. Married individuals, with certain exceptions, seem to be less often involved in accidents and to receive fewer violations.
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