Impact of Seat Belt Use on Driving Behavior
Previous research has indicated that individual compensating behavior, specifically more risky driving, may reduce the effectiveness of seat belt laws. The authors test the compensating-behavior hypothesis using individual-specific survey data. The analysis also incorporates individual risk tastes. The authors' results indicate that the compensating-behavior hypothesis applies only to those that are not strongly risk averse. Other risk-differentiated groups do not exhibit compensating behavior. Finally, it seems that individuals learn to reduce compensating behavior over time. Copyright 1992 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 30 (1992)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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