Automobile Insurance: Road Safety, New Drivers, Risks, Insurance Fraud and Regulation

  • Georges Dionne
  • Claire Laberge-Nadeau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Georges Dionne, Christian Gouriéroux, Charles Vanasse
    Pages 13-46
  3. Allan F. Abrahamse, Stephen J. Carroll
    Pages 131-149
  4. Raymond Medza
    Pages 191-193
  5. Urs Maag, Georges Dionne, Denise Desjardins, Stéphane Messier, Claire Laberge-Nadeau
    Pages 201-214
  6. Sylvain Lassarre, Pierre-Alain Hoyau
    Pages 231-242
  7. A. James McKnight
    Pages 243-251
  8. Jean-Paul Assailly
    Pages 253-265
  9. J. David Cummins, Mary A. Weiss
    Pages 283-308

About this book


Motor vehicle accidents are still a leading cause of death, even if the trend has somewhat declined over the past 20 years. Indeed, motor vehicle accidents are a significant cause of death in comparison with air and space transport accidents, homicides and even HIV infections, causes which are more often highlighted in the media. As shown in this book, motor vehicle accidents are particularly damaging to very young drivers.
The assessment of driving risks is a common concern for road transportation safety and the automobile insurance industry. In both cases, there is an awareness of the great losses resulting from the deaths, injuries and property damage caused by traffic accidents. Research is essential to counteract this public health threat, to assess the success or failure of countermeasures, and to solve the problems it generates in the insurance industry.
This book is for people concerned about road crashes (prevention and compensation) and about the insurance problems they pose - namely private and public institutional authorities, consultants, administrators, practitioners, and researchers interested in sharing the authors' experience in this domain. The book presents original contributions related to motor vehicle insurance and road safety. All papers have been evaluated by external referees. Four subjects are covered: 1) Automobile Insurance Pricing, Risks and Asymmetric Information; 2) Insurance Fraud; 3) Young Drivers: Licensing Policies, Evaluation and Risks; and 4) Road Insurance Regulation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Georges Dionne
    • 1
  • Claire Laberge-Nadeau
    • 2
  1. 1.HECMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Université de MontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6817-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4058-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5014
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