STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 214: SIDE DOOR STRENGTH
FMVSS 214 is an injury reduction Standard which imposes minimum requirements on side door strength for all passenger cars (effective 1 January 1973). The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness of FMVSS 214 with respect to reduction in depth of intrusion, reduction in injury severity, and to the extent possible, to establish a causal relation between the former and the latter. The data used in the analysis are the National Crash Severity Study (NCSS) data files. The 1978 North Carolina accident data file is used primarily for the purpose of obtaining some estimates needed to extrapolate to the national level the estimated annual number of injuries prevented due to the presence of side door beams.
- See also Rept. No. 6, PB81-152241. Prepared in cooperation with North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Highway Safety Research Center.
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- CHI, GYH
- Publication Date: 1980-11
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 108 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crashes; Doors; Injuries; Injury severity; Mathematical models; Measures of effectiveness; Motor vehicles; Research; Safety equipment; Standards; Statistical analysis; Strength of materials; Traffic crashes; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Models; Motor vehicle accidents; Severity; Side
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I81: Accident Statistics; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00329014
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CEM-4254-676 Final Rpt., HS-805 661
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02014
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM