Traffic fatalities, Peltzman's model, and directed graphs.
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We show how statistical methods based on directed graphs may be useful in modeling traffic fatalities by comparing models specified using directed graphs to a model originally developed by Peltzman. The comparison uses Peltzman's original data, as well as up-dated data (and coefficients) through 1993. Out-of-sample forecasts of traffic fatalities from Peltzman's model are compared with those from a model constructed using directed graphs over data for the more recent period. The directed graphs model outperforms Peltzman's model in root mean squared forecast error.
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Roh, J. W., Bessler, D. A., & Gilbert, R. F.
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Roh, JW||Bessler, DA||Gilbert, RF