In 1956 there were 69 7 lives lost in motor vehicle accidents in Iowa as compared with the 606 recorded in 1955. Considering sex, the tabulation shows that 171 females and 43 5 males were killed in 1955, whereas 202 females and 495 males lost their lives in 1956 through automobile accidents, or an increase of 31 females and 60 males. Analysis of the results further shows that the age of drivers who lost their lives ranged from 7-86! The ratio of male to female drivers killed in accidents is approximately 7: 1, whereas the overall fatality list showed about 2½ males for each female. The peak age for fatalities among male drivers is from 18-23. This was about the same for both years studied. Whereas the percentage of male drivers above 60 is approximately 11 per cent, the percentage of fatalities runs slightly above 16 per cent. The percentage of licensed female drivers above 60 is approximately 2 per cent, yet their fatality percentage is 12.5 per cent.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1957 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Schwenk, Lillian C.
"Analysis of the 1956 Automobile Fatalities in Iowa by Age, Sex, and Other Factors,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 64:
, Article 63.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol64/iss1/63