Year: 1977 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.134, no.2, (February 1977), p.175-178 SIEC No: 19821075

Evaluated data on 182 fatally injured & 96 nonfatally injured drivers involved in automobile crashes over a 6 yr period. Only 1.7% of the total fatal crashes were considered to be suicides & 1% of the nonfatal crashes were considered suicide attempts. Findings from the Katz Adjustment Scale show that neither group of drivers had unusually high incidences of prev. suicidal ideation, but both groups tended to be socially deviant with above average levels of psychopathology & social aggressiveness.