This report describes the analysis of fatal crash patterns and explores the impact of socioeconomic factors and safety regulations on statewide crash rates. This analysis separated statewide crash rates between 2002 and 2004 into two samples, 1) those with crash rates 25 percent greater than the average national rate and 2) those with crash rates lower than this threshold. Safety regulations and socioeconomic factors were identified as having a significant effect on crash rates, with socioeconomic factors showing a higher potential to explain differences in crash rates between the two samples.
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Kirk, Adam; Pigman, Jerry G.; and Agent, Kenneth R., "Socio-economic Analysis of Fatal Crash Trends (Final Report)" (2005). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 185.