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.
Allen Corporation of America401 North Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA United States
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Reilly, R E
- Kurke, D S
- Buckenmaier, CCJ
- Publication Date: 1980-5
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crashes; Data collection; Measures of effectiveness; Motor vehicles; Passenger vehicles; Prevention; Rear end crashes; Rear lighting; Research; Safety; Statistical analysis; Taxicabs; Tests; Traffic safety; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Old TRIS Terms: Rear lights; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- 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