Younger drivers with a pattern of safety-related non-suspending violations may benefit from earlier intervention.
In initial research, nearly 19,000 drivers were found with patterns of safety-related non-suspending violations, but were not currently suspended. Nearly 7,600 of these drivers were under 25.
Their age and gender distribution is very similar to the age and gender distribution of drivers with serious injury or fatality collisions.
This suggests an opportunity to predict an individual’s increasing risk of serious collisions by combining violation, age and gender data.
Key Action Items
Ongoing research efforts will include: seeking more national data to determine the potential effects of various types of pre-suspension intervention on reducing serious collisions, refining our preliminary research method of defining violation types, and collaborating with related agencies' data experts.