Research Studies & Reports

DMV’s Research & Development Branch has been conducting research and producing studies and reports since the 1950s. Research & Development reports help DMV to measure the impact of new laws on making drivers safer. We also identify areas where we can improve our processes, explore new approaches to solving existing problems, and branch out into new opportunities to serve you better. 

Request printed copies of studies and reports by mail at:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Research and Development Branch
2570 24th Street, Mail Station: H-126
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657-5805

Please include the report number, the number of copies requested, and your name, address, and phone number.

402 Results

Report ID Date Published Title Section Links
NRN077 1988/ 01

Conference on The Control and Management of High Risk Drivers

By: California Department of Motor Vehicles

To clarify and expand the body of knowledge on the management of high risk drivers by bringing together a body of leading experts in a conference session format.

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NRN078 1989/ 12

Development and Evaluation of a Risk Assessment Strategy for Medically Impaired DriversDetailed Analysis

By: Robert Hagge & Lee Stylos

To further evaluate a risk-assessment strategy for drivers with physical or mental (P&M) conditions.

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NRN079 1990/ 03

Drugs and Traffic Safety: Is There a Nexus?

By: Mary K. Janke

To examine the evidence for a connection, causal or otherwise, between drug use and accidents.

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NRN080 1990/ 03

Uninsured Motorist (SB 850) Study: Estimate of the Rate and Analysis of the Effects of Economic Covariate Factors and the Intervention of SB 850 on the Rate of Uninsured Motorists in California from 1978 to 1988, #1

By: Leonard A. Marowitz

To estimate the rate of uninsured motorists in California (first report) and to determine if the rate of uninsured motorists covaried with economic factors from 1978 to 1988 and if the intervention of SB 850 had an effect on the rate (second report).

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NRN081 1990/ 05

Uninsured Motorist (SB 850) Study: Estimate of the Rate and Analysis of the Effects of Economic Covariate Factors and the Intervention of SB 850 on the Rate of Uninsured Motorists in California from 1978 to 1988, #2

By: Leonard A. Marowitz

To estimate the rate of uninsured motorists in California (first report) and to determine if the rate of uninsured motorists covaried with economic factors from 1978 to 1988 and if the intervention of SB 850 had an effect on the rate (second report).

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NRN082 1993/ 01

Reportable Medical Conditions and Driver Risk

By: Mary K. Janke

To describe California's medical reporting law, discuss the literature on medical conditions and crash risk, and present crash rates of California's medically impaired drivers and some aspects of how California DMV deals with medically enhanced driver risk.

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NRN083 1993/ 01

California DMV’s Driving Under the Influence R&D Program: Some Recent Findings and Activities

By: Raymond C. Peck

To convey information on findings from recent California DMV studies of DUI offenders.

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NRN084 1994/ 01

Psychometric and Biographical Correlates of Drunk Driving Recidivism & Treatment Program Compliance

By: Raymond C. Peck, Gary Arstein-Kerslake, & Clifford J. Helander

To identify variables which differentiate DUI offenders who recidivate from those who do not and to also identify correlates of treatment program compliance.

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NRN085 1994/ 07

Diabetes Mellitus and Driving

By: Mary K. Janke

To review the literature on insulin-treated diabetes and driving for members of a Medical Advisory Board subcommittee formulating guidelines for DMV Driver Safety in cases of diabetes mellitus.

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NRN086 1996/ 01

The Relationship Between Age-Related Functional Disability and Road Safety

By: Raymond C. Peck

To define the relationship between aging and safe driving for use by General Motors and NHTSA in establishing research funding priorities.

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