THE OPTIMUM IN SAFETY. BENEFIT COST STUDIES RELATED TO TRAFFIC SAFETY MEASURES

EIN OPTIMUM AN SICHERHEIT. NUTZEN/KOSTEN-UNTERSUCHUNGEN FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEITSMASSNAHMEN

The work examines the possibilities and problems of the application of cost benefit analyses to the evaluation of measures to increase road safety. The costs of the measures are set against the benefits expressed in the form of savings in accident costs. The economic losses due to road accidents are estimated between 4000 dm and 108000 dm, based on a classification into five classes of injury. The costs of an accident fatality are estimated at 405000 dm. For evaluating the economics of road safety measures, use is made of monetary cost benefit analysis. This enables an evaluation to be made of the following road safety projects: helicopters; equipping of all cars with head rests; equipping of all cars with safety glass windscreens; safety belts; and equipping of the Federal motorways with chains of lighting along the central reserve. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    VERBAND DER AUTOMOBILINDUSTRIE (VDA)

    FRANKFURT,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • WILLEKE, R
    • JAEGER, W
    • Lindenlaub, K H
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 25 Monogser
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM