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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. No. 6, PB81-152241. Prepared in cooperation with North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Highway Safety Research Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • CHI, GYH
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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