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Title: Does longevity impact the severity of traffic accidents? A comparative study of young-older and old-older drivers
Author: Ayuso, Mercedes
Sánchez-Reyes, Rodrigo
Santolino, Miguel
Keywords: Conductors d'automòbils
Risc (Assegurances)
Lesions corporals
Automobile drivers
Risk (Insurance)
Personal injuries
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This article analyzes the effect of driver's age in crash severity with a particular focus on those over the age of 65. The greater frequency and longevity of older drivers around the world suggests the need to introduce a possible segmentation within this group at risk, thus eliminating the generic interval of 65 and over as applied today in road safety data and in the automobile insurance sector. Method: We investigate differences in the severity of traffic crashes among two subgroups of older drivers -young-older (65-75) and old-older (75+), and findings are compared with the age interval of drivers under 65. Here, we draw on data for 2016 provided by Spanish Traffic Authority. Parametric and semi-parametric regression models are applied (...)
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It is part of: Journal of Safety Research, 2020, vol. 73, num. June, p. 37-46
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ISSN: 0022-4375
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