INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY (3RD) PROCEEDINGS, HELD AT SAN FRANCISCO ON JULY 15-17 1974. VOLUME 1, SUPPLEMENT

Because the United States experienced an unprecedented and dramatic drop in highway fatalities coupled with a strong consumer demand for smaller, more economical automobiles, some experts believe the smaller car to be much less safe than the normal size American car to which many are accustomed. While experiencing an overall drop in highway fatalities, bicyclist deaths from crashes with motor vehicles acutely increased during the most critical months of the energy crisis. This is not surprising when we hear that last year more bicycles were sold than automobiles. The bicycle must be regarded as a highway vehicle, and the Council hopes to find ways by which the increasing death and injury toll of unprotected bicyclists can effectively be reduced through improved designs of motor vehicles. Pedestrian deaths which account for approximately 20 percent of our highway fatalities, might also be significantly reduced through improved vehicle designs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-241 767.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 668 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf. Proc
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM