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8.2.45.72 octave.dataset.UKDriverDeaths

Static Method: out = UKDriverDeaths ()

Road Casualties in Great Britain 1969-84

Description

UKDriverDeaths is a time series giving the monthly totals of car drivers in Great Britain killed or seriously injured Jan 1969 to Dec 1984. Compulsory wearing of seat belts was introduced on 31 Jan 1983.

Seatbelts is more information on the same problem.

Format

UKDriverDeaths is a table with the following variables:

month

Month of the observation.

deaths

Number of deaths.

Seatbelts is a table with the following variables:

month

Month of the observation.

DriversKilled

Car drivers killed.

drivers

Same as UKDriverDeaths deaths count.

front

Front-seat passengers killed or seriously injured.

rear

Rear-seat passengers killed or seriously injured.

kms

Distance driven.

PetrolPrice

Petrol price.

VanKilled

Number of van (“light goods vehicle”) drivers killed.

law

0/1: was the seatbelt law in effect that month?

Source

Harvey, A.C. (1989). Forecasting, Structural Time Series Models and the Kalman Filter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 519–523.

Durbin, J. and Koopman, S. J. (2001). Time Series Analysis by State Space Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://www.ssfpack.com/dkbook/

References

Harvey, A. C. and Durbin, J. (1986). The effects of seat belt legislation on British road casualties: A case study in structural time series modelling. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series A, 149, 187–227.

Examples

octave.dataset.UKDriverDeaths;
d = UKDriverDeaths;
s = Seatbelts;

# TODO: Port the model and plots to Octave


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