UTILITY OF PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT DATA IN VEHICLE INJURY SOURCE ANALYSIS

The study examines the need for inclusion of property damage (PD) vehicle data in analyses designed to determine the influence of safety-oriented component design modifications on occupant injury potential. Vehicles included in the Tri-Level Accident Study files (Levels 1 and 2) were classified as either pre-standards (not equipped with the safety components) or post-standards (equipped with the safety components). Matched comparisons between these groups did not reveal an increase in the incidence of no occupant injury (indicates no increase in PD incidence) attributable to the safety modifications. In addition, examination of a sample of historical New York State accident data revealed little difference in PD accident reporting associated with vehicle component improvements. It was concluded that PD vehicle data are not essential in injury source analyses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, T E
    • PERCHONOK, K
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZQ-5276-V-1RFinal Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-619
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM