OR 14: A Comparison of Fatal Crashes involving Male and Female Drivers

This report examines differences between male and female drivers in terms of travel characteristics, fatal crash risk, fatal crash characteristics and factors affecting injury outcome. This is in contrast with road safety analyses of driver behaviour which have traditionally concentrated on the role of the male driver. While virtually all drivers killed 45 years ago were male, the percentage of female driver fatalities had risen to 13% in 1970 and in recent years females have accounted for between 22% and 27% of all driver deaths.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Other Report

Topics: Crash data, Gender, Risk

Publication Date: 01/10/94