The independent contribution of driver, crash, and vehicle characteristics to driver fatalities.

@article{Bdard2002TheIC,
  title={The independent contribution of driver, crash, and vehicle characteristics to driver fatalities.},
  author={Michel B B{\'e}dard and Gordon H. Guyatt and Michael J Stones and John P. Hirdes},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={717-27}
}
Several driver, crash, and vehicle characteristics may affect the fatality risk of drivers involved in crashes. To determine the independent contribution of these variables to drivers' fatality risk, we used data from single-vehicle crashes with fixed objects contained in the US Fatal Accident Reporting System. A multivariate logistic regression revealed that the odds ratio (OR) of a fatal injury increased with age, reaching 4.98 (99% confidence interval (CI) = 2.01-12.37) for drivers aged 80… CONTINUE READING
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