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The Accident Externality from Trucking

Lucija Muehlenbachs, Stefan Staubli and Ziyan Chu ()
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Ziyan Chu: Resources for the Future, Washington DC

No 10989, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Abstract: The presence of a heavy truck on the road can impose an externality if accidents occur that would not have otherwise. We find each additional truck on the road increases the risk of a truck accident – but also, at an even higher rate, the risk of a car-on-car collision. Our estimates imply two percent of all car-on-car collisions can be attributed to trucks on the road. This negative externality falls on all road users through higher car insurance premiums: one truck, driving for a year in the same zip code, increases the insurance premium of each new enrollee by $0.48/year.

Keywords: hydraulic fracturing; trucking; externality; traffic fatalities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G22 H23 I18 Q58 R41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene, nep-reg, nep-tre and nep-ure
Date: 2017-09
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