FACTS CONCERNING THE OCCURRENCE OF ACCIDENTS AND VEHICLE SAFETY. METHODS OF ACCIDENT RESEARCH BY GERMAN MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE FIRMS AND THE RESULTS OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO 15000 MOTOR CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY IN FEDERAL GERMANY IN 1974

FAKTEN ZU UNFALLGESCHEHEN UND FAHRZEUGSICHERHEIT. METHODE DER UNFALLFORSCHUNG DER DEUTSCHEN AUTOVERSICHERER UND ERGEBNISSE EINER UNTERSUCHUNG UEBER 15.000 PKW.-UNFAELLE MIT PERSONENVERLETZUNG IN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND AUS DEM JAHRE 1974

Following a survey of accident research by German motor insurance firms the methods and organisation of the accident survey "Vehicle Safety 1974" are presented. In this each assessment method is given together with the data groups used, the treatment and the results of the processing. From an analysis of 15000 motor car accidents involving personal injury in 1974, the basic findings on accident factors are given. These data provide a survey of the main causes of current accident occurrence and provide additionally a basis for subsequent detailed investigations on special topics from HUK (insurance association) accident research. The following topics are investigated: general data on accident characteristics; damage to the vehicle; motor car occupants and their risk of injury; the duration of the inability to work of motor car occupants; possible methods of reducing injury by safety belts. Finally the requirements of accident research by the German motor vehicle insurance companies are listed, which in particular are directed towards the legislator, industry, the road user and accident research. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verband der Haftpflichtversicherer

    Leopoldstrasse 20
    Munich,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM