ESTIMATES OF DIRECT COSTS TO THE STATE RESULTING FROM TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

The project provided quantitative estimates of traffic accident related direct expenditures from state tax revenues as a result of traffic accidents. This report serves three purposes. The first is to detail the methodology and the sources of data. The second is to present estimates of the costs. The third is to show how the cost estimates can be used to estimate the likely benefits of countermeasures related to highway safety. The estimated annual direct cost to the state has been computed to be 21.5 million dollars, with 13.9 million associated primarily with injuries, 2.7 million with property damage, and 4.9 million associated with both injuries and property damage.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Highway Safety Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Andary, J J
    • Flora, J D
    • Huelke, D F
    • O'Day, J
  • Publication Date: 1981-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00347116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-81-40 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1982 12:00AM