SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES OF TITLE II OF PUBLIC LAW 92-513: MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION AND COST SAVINGS ACT

Societal consequences of the availability, under Title II, Public Law 92-513, of information on crashworthiness, crash repair cost, routine maintenance and repair cost, and insurance cost are investigated. Surveys of small groups of private passenger car buyers and fleet buyers were conducted, and the results were analyzed. Three simple computer models were prepared: (1) An Accident Model to compare the number of occupants suffering fatal or serious injuries under assumed car-buying behavior with and without the availability of Title II information and changes made by car manufacturers which modify crashworthiness and car weight; (2) a New Car Sales Model to determine the impact of car-buying behavior on 22 societal elements involving consumer expenditures and employment, sales margin, and value added for dealers, car manufacturers, and industrial suppliers; and (3) a Car Operations Model to determine the impact of car-buying behavior on the total gasoline consumption cost, crash repair cost, routine maintenance, repair cost, and insurance cost. Projections of car-buying behavior over a 10-year period (1976-1985) were made and results presented in the form of 10-year average values of the percent difference between results under 'With Title II' and 'Without Title II' information.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  United States  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Northrop, G M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GEM-4164-524 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-637
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00887
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM