THE EFFECTS OF AUTOMOBILE INSPECTIONS ON ACCIDENT RATES
The study was conducted to determine the effects the Alabama Auto Check automotive diagnostic inspection facility has had on the accident rate of Huntsville residents having accidents in Madison County, Alabama. A previous study indicated that the inspected vehicle was 12 percent less likely to be involved in an accident. The previous study observed the accident history of individual vehicles for 13 months and used one method of determining accident rate improvement. The present study on the other hand, observed the vehicles for 21 months and with the larger sample size used three independent methods of determining accident rate improvement.
- Cover date is 1980. Sponsored in part by Alabama Office of Highway Traffic Safety.
University of Alabama, HuntsvilleJohnson Environmental and Energy Center
Huntsville, AL United States 35807
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Schroer, B J
- Peyton, W F
- Publication Date: 1977-8-31
- Pagination: 85 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Crash investigation; Crash rates; Inspection; Motor vehicles; Statistical analysis; Traffic crashes; Vehicle safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00318487
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. UAH 202 Final Rpt., HS-805 401
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01056
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 27 1982 12:00AM