A COMPARISON OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT COST DATA

THIS REPORT IS THE OUTCOME OF RESEARCH INTO THE LITERATURE AND AVAILABLE STATISTICAL DATA ON MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT COSTS. VARIOUS ASPECTS OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS--FOR EXAMPLE, THE DETERMINATION OF PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GEOMETRIC DESIGN CRITERIA, AND THE EVALUATION OF PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS--INVOLVE SIGNIFICANT TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN SAFETY AND SUCH FACTORS AS OPERATING COST, TRAVEL TIME, AND CAPITAL COST. SINCE THE LATTER THREE ITEMS ARE RATHER READILY QUANTIFIABLE IN MONETARY TERMS, IT IS DESIRABLE TO MEASURE THE DOLLAR VALUE OF ACCIDENTS AVOIDED. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT IS INTENDED TO AID HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATORS, ENGINEERS, ECONOMISTS, AND PLANNERS IN SELECTING FROM AMONG THE AVAILABLE SOURCES OF DATA A SET OF ACCIDENT COST FIGURES APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR NEEDS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hwy Plan TeCH REPT NO 21, 45 PP, TABS, REFS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Department of Transportation News, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Heaton, C J
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM