Accidents, mileage, and the exaggeration of risk.

  title={Accidents, mileage, and the exaggeration of risk.},
  author={M K Janke},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={23 2-3},
  • M K Janke
  • Published 1991 in Accident; analysis and prevention
The usual interpretation of accidents per mile as a measure of risk exaggerates the apparent risk of low-mileage groups--for example, teenagers and the elderly. The assumption of a linear proportional relationship between mileage and accidents is shown not to fit obtained data. Neither would it be expected to fit hypothetical data derived from a "standard driver" or a group of equally competent drivers driving different numbers of miles. People driving low mileages tend to accumulate much of… CONTINUE READING

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