This paper assesses the relative fatality risk of transportation modes and submodes for use in public safety resource allocation. Average annual fatalities for the modes and submodes are compared. Factors which might influence society's valuation of risk are examined -- victim age, trends in fatalities, and variability of fatalities. Finally, other measures of risk (fatalities per ton-mile, per passenger-mile, and per vehicle) are presented to help judge the acceptability of existing risk levels.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SAE Government/Industry Meeting and Exposition Washington, D.C., May 20-23, 1985.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hoxie, P
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 851225, HS-039 110
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM