SYSTEMATIC BIASES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS COMMITTED AND RECORDED CONVICTIONS.

Patricia F. Waller, Lorraine de S. Lohman, Jean Freeman, J. Richard Stewart, Donald W. Reinfurt

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Abstract

North Carolina crash data for 1972, with a follow-up for 1981, were examined to identify driver violations as reported by the investigating officer. This information was linked to the driver history file to determine whether there was a conviction, and, if so, for how serious a violation. Categorical analyses of the data showed systematic biases in who is convicted once a violation occurs. Nonwhites, drivers aged 55 and over, and drivers of older vehicles had a higher likelihood of being convicted of a same or higher level violation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages283-300
Number of pages18
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Waller, P. F., Lohman, L. D. S., Freeman, J., Stewart, J. R., & Reinfurt, D. W. (1983). SYSTEMATIC BIASES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS COMMITTED AND RECORDED CONVICTIONS.. 283-300.