Crash Cost Estimates by Maximum Police-Reported Injury Severity Within Selected Crash Geometries

This paper presents estimates for the economic (human capital) and comprehensive costs per crash for six KABCO groupings within 22 selected crash types and within two speed limit categories [<=72 km/h (<=45 mph) and >=80 km/h (>=50 mph)]. The comprehensive costs include nonmonetary losses. To produce these cost estimates, previously developed costs per victim keyed on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) were merged into U.S. traffic crash data files that scored injuries in both AIS and KABCO scales to produce per crash estimates. The detailed estimates of this study make it possible to include crash severity comparisons in the analysis of different types of crashes by attaching costs to them, and to do so in 2001 dollars. [The KABCO severity scale (National Safety Council, 1990) is used by the investigating police officer on the scene to classify injury severity for occupants with five categories: K, killed; A, disabling injury; B, evident injury; C, possible injury; O, no apparent injury. These definitions may vary slightly for different police agencies.]


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01007184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-05-051
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-96-C-00077
  • Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2005 9:54AM