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February 11, 1939

Current Comment

JAMA. 1939;112(6):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800060058016

THE MULTIPLE ACCIDENT DRIVER  A recent study1 of the accident repeater is based on the reports of more than 40,000 accident drivers in the Chicago parks over a three year period. Approximately 1,000 of these were repeaters. As far as the figures would allow, it was concluded that the accident repeater is a driver who is more likely to have accidents in the future than the average driver. Furthermore, the repeater's accidents occur closer together and he accumulates more personal injury accidents and is more often "at fault" than the average single accident driver. He is more likely to be a man than a woman, but he has his accidents under about the same light, weather and road conditions as the nonrepeater. The taxi or bus driver repeater varies little from a private car driver on a mileage exposure basis, although at first glance his record seems distinctly worse.