CR 50: Examination of the Relationship between Road Traffic Crashes and Violations in the ACT (1987)

Data from the Australian Federal Police on traffic offences in the ACT and data from the National Capital Development Commission on road crashes in the ACT were combined to form a database linking offence histories and crash histories of drivers. Various summaries of this data are examined to determine relationships between offence histories and crashes. Two statistical techniques were applied to the data to obtain relationships which might be used to identify drivers who are in the future more likely to be involved in a crash. Neither of these techniques (linear discriminant analysis and generalised linear models) could establish a relationship.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Consultant Report

Author(s): Douglas Shaw and Christopher Rowles - Siromath Pty Ltd

Topics: Crash data, Enforcement

Publication Date: 01/04/87