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  USA  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  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