PROBLEMS OF INFERENCE IN STUDIES OF SEAT BELT EFFECTIVENESS

The report contains a theoretical discussion of problems of inference in studies of seat belt effectiveness. Seat belt effectiveness in accidents is initially discussed from a population parameter point of view. Three measures are introduced and their features explored. Several inferential problems are discussed, certain simplifications obtained, and some methodology is developed. A new tool is developed for investigating the bivariate injury distribution for belted and unbelted drivers to provide insight into the mechanism of the injury-reducing potential of belts in accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hochberg, Y
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-805
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM