The Oklahoma Multidisciplinary Automobile Accident Investigation Team conducted in-depth analyses of 40 accidents involving late model motor vehicles. The final summary report includes a description of the investigative procedures, case summaries, a discussion of the results, and an evaluation of the current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Highway Safety Program Standards. The major conclusion from this research was that the most frequently occurring type of accident was that in which the major cause was the failure of the driver to perceive, process and react to informational data, which far outranked defects in the environment or the vehicle. A second conclusion was that the degree of injury was increased by the failure of occupants to utilize available restraint systems. It was also concluded that the area responsible for Automobile Inspection has been lagging.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City

    Health Sciences Center, P.O. Box 26901
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73190

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mill, R A
    • Purswell, J L
    • Ice, J N
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 344 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OK-72 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-219-2-374
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM