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Accession Number PB2013-108269
Title Seat Belt, DWI, and other Traffic Violations Among Recent Immigrants in Florida and Tennessee.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 2p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The rapidly changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population is important to traffic safety specialists because involvement in fatal traffic crashes varies across racial and ethnic groups. Some research suggests that certain minority groups may be overrepresented in motor vehicle crashes because recent immigrants may lack an understanding of traffic laws and regulations, especially among less acculturated immigrants coming from countries where traffic laws are not well enforced. Other research suggests just the opposite: that as immigrants become more acculturated, they may be at greater risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration examined all 50 States to identify those whose traffic safety databases contain residency status. Of the four States identified, driver history databases in Florida and Tennessee were analyzed for four traffic safety violationsseat belt non-use, DWI, speeding, and failure to obey traffic signals or signsfor drivers of different immigrant status. This analysis provides objective information about certain traffic safety behaviors and violations among recent and long-time immigrants.
Keywords DWI
Ethnic groups
Motor vehicle crashes
Racial groups
Seat belts
Traffic safety
Traffic violations

Source Agency National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
92C - Social Concerns
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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