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.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHighway Safety Research Institute
Ann Arbor, MI United States
- Andary, J J
- Flora, J D
- Huelke, D F
- O'Day, J
- Publication Date: 1981-8
- Pagination: 100 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Cost estimating; Costs; Countermeasures; Crashes; Direct costs; Economic impacts; Estimates; Injuries; Loss and damage; Property; State government; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Accident costs; Motor vehicle accidents; Property damage
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I81: Accident Statistics;
- 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