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A Crash Test of a Different Kind

10/14/2011

Are some personality types simply more predisposed to have a vehicular accident? Are some habits – say, cigarette smoking or heavy coffee consumption – more likely to spur crashes?

These aren’t simply hypothetical questions for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is seeking approval for a study to look into the “differences among the characteristics of individual commercial drivers.” The purpose of the would-be research, according to the FMCSA, is to help identify potential risk factors.

As reported in The Trucker, the proposed questionnaire covers the proverbial waterfront, from asking respondents to self-report their driving history to a host of questions about personality traits. The FMCSA welcomes comments on the proposed project.

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crashes , FMCSA , traffic collisions , trucking , trucking industry