VSDSS (VEHICLE SAFETY DESIGN SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM), RESEARCH STUDIES

THE REPORT PRESENTS A COLLECTION OF 17 INDIVIDUAL STUDIES WHICH WERE CARRIED OUT UTILIZING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE VEHICLE SAFETY DESIGN SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE STATISTICALLY ANALYZED: COLLAPSIBLE STEERING COLUMS; CARS WITH AND WITHOUT COLLAPSIBLE STEERING COLUMNS; THE CONTROLLED CRUSH FRONT END INTRODUCED ON 1968 FORD VEHICLES; SIDEMARKER LAMPS; VEHICLE COLOR AND DRIVING STYLE; FASTBACK (LOW SLOPE) REAR WINDOWED VEHICLES; BODY TYPE AND ENGINE CYLINDER NUMBER VERSUS VEHICLE WEIGHT, AGE AND SEX OF DRIVER, AND ACCIDENT TYPE; FRONT VS. REAR ENGINE CARS; FRONT AND REAR WHEEL DRIVE CARS; STEEL BODY SHELL VS. FIBERGLASS BODY SHELL, ETC. A STUDY OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS DISCUSSED LOCATION, AGE, SEX, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS. HIGHWAY CHARACTERISTICS WERE COMPARED TO ACCIDENT FREQUENCY AND SEVERITY, DRIVER AGE, AND SEASON.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Governor Nelson A Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY  USA  12228
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 301 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1974 12:00AM