Two reports, from Loughborough University and from TRL, have been published linking offence history data to active road users involved in OTS (On The Spot) investigated collisions. The OTS studies ran from 2000 - 2010 and saw Loughborough University and TRL record data from 500 crashes every year.
The findings showed that 46-47% of active road users involved in the crash had an offence record. This underlies the theory that people who take risks by offending may take greater risks as drivers.
The Loughborough report can be downloaded from above.
The TRL report can be accessed here.
Posted 2:46 pm October 6, 2011