Quasi-induced exposure revisited

Accid Anal Prev. 1991 Aug;23(4):275-85. doi: 10.1016/0001-4575(91)90005-p.


Considerable attention is still given to developing and using alternate methods for determining exposure for calculating highway accident rates. A quasi-induced method of measuring exposure developed in the late 1960s is reexamined and found to be promising for determining relative accident involvement rates. A new empirical investigation is offered as the first step in verifying that the characteristics of the "innocent victim" in two-vehicle highway accidents represent a random sample of the driver-vehicle combinations present on the highway system under specified conditions. Quasi-induced exposure estimates are shown to be, at a minimum, consistent and reproducible.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic / statistics & numerical data*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Automobile Driving / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Michigan
  • Middle Aged