Using logistic regression to estimate the influence of accident factors on accident severity.

  title={Using logistic regression to estimate the influence of accident factors on accident severity.},
  author={Ali S. Al-Ghamdi},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={34 6},
Logistic regression was applied to accident-related data collected from traffic police records in order to examine the contribution of several variables to accident severity. A total of 560 subjects involved in serious accidents were sampled. Accident severity (the dependent variable) in this study is a dichotomous variable with two categories, fatal and non-fatal. Therefore, each of the subjects sampled was classified as being in either a fatal or non-fatal accident. Because of the binary… CONTINUE READING
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