Careful examination of statistics has shown that there is no evidence that periodic motor vehicle inspection reduces the death rate in motor vehicle accidents. Some studies show that states with compulsory inspection and those with random inspection have lower death rates; however, this cannot definitely be attributed to the inspection. Also significant is the fact that the number of defective vehicles has been greatly reduced in spite of inspections. However, multidisciplinary research finds that no more than 10% of accidents are defect caused but that the role of alcohol is significant in over 50% of fatal accidents. Funds utilized for motor vehicle inspection would be more productively programs to deter the alcoholic driver.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Club of Southern California

    Automotive Engineering Department
    Los Anglees, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bintz, L J
    • Dauchy, C E
    • Appleby, M R
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-012 312
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1983 12:00AM