EVALUATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

State accident records from Connecticut, Virginia and Texas were analyzed for differences in the accident experience among vehicles of different model years, and for differences in the frequency of accidents and injuries in accident situations affected by specific motor vehicle safety standards. The literature on the effects of motor vehicle safety standards was reviewed and quantitative information synthesized into estimates of the effectiveness of certain groups of standards. The information was then combined into effectiveness estimates of both pre-crash and crash phase safety standards. The injury reducing effects of these standards for single vehicle crashes was projected to 1985.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEM-4135-496 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-246-2-433
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 1974 12:00AM