COMPARISONS OF NCAP CRASH TEST RESULTS WITH DRIVER INJURY RATES IN HIGHWAY CRASHES

The distributions of injuries occurring to drivers of recent model year cars involved in highway crashes are compared with the injury rates predicted by the NCAP crash test results. Fatality rates, fatal and serious injury rates, and moderate through fatal injury rates are compared with five different crashworthiness indices derived from the crash test results. Comparisons are also made under varying crash conditions ranging from drivers wearing and not wearing safety belts in all types of crashes, to belted drivers only involved in moderate to high speed frontal impact crashes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Stewart, J R
    • Rodgman, E A
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HSRC-PR139 Final Rpt., HS-038 549
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS-57-83-C-00047
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM