THE BREAKDOWN OF PERIODIC MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION

IT IS DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE WHETHER MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION AND ACCIDENT RATES CAN BE SHOWN TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP. A GENERALIZED MATHEMATICAL MODEL IS DESCRIBED WHICH CONSIDERS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INSPECTION SYSTEMS, AS MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF FAULTY VEHICLES ON THE ROAD, AS A FUNCTION OF THE EXPECTED LIFETIME OF A COMPONENT, THE EXPECTED TIME FOR THE OWNER TO DETECT AND REPAIR A FAULT, AND THE KIND OF INSPECTION SYSTEM. THE PRINCIPAL APPROACH IS IN ESTIMATING A LIFE CYCLE FOR THE GIVEN COMPONENT. THE TOOL WOULD PERMIT SYSTEM DESIGNERS TO PREDICT THE LEVEL OF EFFECTIVENESS THEY WILL ACHIEVE WITH VARIOUS INSPECTION ALTERNATIVES. /HSL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
    • Creswell, J S
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 7 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM