ACCIDENT INVOLVLEMENT AND CRASH INJURY RATES BY MAKE, MODE, AND YEAR OF CAR, 1975-1977

This report, a follow-up to a recent study (Dutt and Reinfurt, 1977) presents estimates of annual mileages along with accident and injury rates for a variety of car sizes as well as for a number of specific vehicle makes and models. In addition, failure rates of four inspection items (headlights, stoplights, footbrakes and tires) for vehicles undergoing periodic motor vehicle inspection are examined. The various estimates were derived using the North Carolina vehicle registration file, the North Carolina accident file, and a statewide collection of motor vehicle inspection receipts primarily from the month of December, 1975. Since the exposure period in the initial study encompassed the height of the energy crisis while the follow-up represented the post energy crisis, some useful exposure comparisons between the two periods were made possible. (TSC)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27599
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-803-041
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM