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Activity Number: 538
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences
Abstract - #308478
Title: Are Some Vehicle Colors Safer Than Others?
Author(s): Peter William Hovey*+ and Deogratias Eustace and Stephen Owusu-Ansah
Companies: University of Dayton/Air Force Academy and University of Dayton and University of Dayton
Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, OH, 45469-2316,
Keywords: traccifc safety ; vehicle color ; Pooisson Regression ; Negative Binomial Regression

There has been considerable interest over the years about whether the color of a vehicle is associated with the likelihood of the vehicle being involved in an accident. Recent literature has utilized the notion of induced exposure to help make comparisons between rates of accidents that may have been impacted by the color of the vehicle and those that probably were not impacted by the color of any of the vehicles involved. Another factor that can influence the results of the analysis is the choice of the underlying probabilistic model of accident rates. Results of several studies will be reviewed and compared based on the analysis methods used.

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