VALIDATION OF THE REDUCTION OF REAR-END COLLISIONS BY A HIGH-MOUNTED AUXILIARY STOPLAMP

The study was a field validation of the effectiveness of an auxiliary high-mounted stoplamp in reducing rear-end collisions. A previous study (DOT-HS-803-467), using taxicabs, found a 54 percent reduction in relevant rear-end impacts to vehicles equipped with the auxiliary stoplamp. The present study used 5,400 telephone company passenger vehicles, half test, half control, which accumulated 55 million miles during a 12-month continuous data collection period. The results showed a statistically significant 53 percent reduction in relevant rear-end impact rate in the test group as compared to the control group. The findings were thus consistent with the previous study on taxicabs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Allen Corporation of America

    401 North Wythe Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Reilly, R E
    • Kurke, D S
    • Buckenmaier, CCJ
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-360 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01756
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM