PATTERNS OF AUTOMOBILE CRASH DAMAGE

An analysis of 15,000 repair estimates written nationwide on 1973 model passenger cars has been completed by State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company. Among the findings presented in this paper are the distribution of impact points around the car, distribution of repair cost, repair and replacement frequencies of certain components, and an analysis of repair cost spending by component assembly. A procedure is described which will monitor the crash damage sustained by new cars through the systematic collection and analysis of insurance company damage repair estimates. The availability and limitations of other insurance industry data sources are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Sorenson, Willy W
    • Gardner, R E
    • Casassa III, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740065
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM