WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 14, 2000) — Twenty percent of all fatal crashes involves at least one improperly licensed driver, according to a new study released by the American Automobile Association.
Truck drivers have the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses among all drivers, the report concluded.
The report, commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, reviewed the license status of drivers involved in fatal crashes.
Drivers of combination trucks have among the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses at 1.2% when compared to passenger car drivers at 6.7% and motorcyclists at 12.2%.
Reviewing fatal crashes from 1993-1997, the study defines “improperly licensed driver” as one with an invalid license, no known license or a driver with an unknown license status. The study report is available online.
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