Linking Offence Histories to Accident Causation using OTS Data

  • Published: TRL Report No. PPR 572, TRL, 2010
  • Authors: J Stannard, R Cookson, R Hitchins
  • Date Added: 04 Jul 2013
  • Last Update: 04 Jul 2013
  • Format: pdf

Objectives: To link offending behaviour and accident causation.


An analysis of road crashes assessed in the On the Spot research project.

Key Findings

  • Road traffic collisions are often the result of risk-taking.

  • Research is limited into the links between offending and accident involvement.

  • More work should be done with fleet managers to monitor the offence histories of HGV and LGV drivers.