Effect of Socioeconomic Factors on Kentucky Truck Driver Crashes

Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Shraddha Sagar, Samantha Wright & Aaron Cambron
Kentucky crash data for the 2015-2016 period reveal that per capita crash rates and increases in crash-related fatalities in the state outpaced the national average. To explain why the U.S. Southeast sees higher crash rates than other regions of the country, previous research has argued the region’s unique socioeconomic conditions provide a compelling explanation. Taking this observation as a starting point, this study uses an extensive crash dataset from Kentucky to examine the relationship between...
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