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161341-1 Report Abstract

A Hot Spot Analysis of Teenage Crashes: An Assessment of Crashes in Houston, Texas

Gwendolyn C. Goodwin, Jamaal Schoby, and Walter Council, September, 2014

Today, states have enacted laws to ensure that teen drivers are more skilled and drive safely. The result is fewer accidents. However, in previous research, when teen crashes were mapped, certain streets and areas appeared to have more accidents than other areas. The goal of this research is to investigate the “hot spot” locations where teens have accidents and to determine important factors contributing to the concentration of accidents. This research will benefit planners and engineers and help them determine if additional changes are needed at locations with high teen crashes to make these areas safer.

Keywords: Teen Accidents, Hot Spot Analysis, Young Drivers

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