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Poorer drivers have more accidents than wealthier ones, study shows

Some groups in society are more prone to being in car accidents than others.

Study Name:Some groups in society are more prone to being in car accidents than others.

Some groups in society are more prone to being in car accidents than others.

-”I personally believed more in coincidence and that accidents happened to just about anyone” said the Maria Melkersson, Head of Statistics at the Swedish institute for Communication Analysis (SIKA)

But the study showed that the ones who had had accidents differed from the control group. They appeared to have less education, lower incomes and were already several years before accident, more often unemployed and on sick-leave than those in the control group.

That highly educated with higher incomes could afford both to own and drive longer distances seemed not play any role, rather the contrary.

They were not at all in accidents in the same proportion as the less wealthy car drivers.

But exactly what the difference in accident rates depend on, Sika has no answer to.

– There are a variety of factors which we can not say anything about, such as the quality of the cars traveled in, “said Melkersson.

In addition, Sika has had no information on alcohol and public health.

How might this study help?

– To understand that road safety work is so much more than building better roads. Somewhere in the end, it is about how to behave in traffic and how to evaluate ones own and others’ lives, “said Melkersson.

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Written by Bo Brimstone