COLLISION TYPES AND DAMAGE TO CARS BROUGHT TO INSURANCE DRIVE-IN CLAIMS CENTERS

Little has been known about where and how low speed urban crashes occur and what kinds of vehicular damage they cause. A survey to collect such information was conducted at 16 drive-in claims centers maintained by four major insurers in four cities. Findings of particular interest include the substantial number of crashes that occur in parking lots and the extent to which bumper underride and override occur. More detailed study of parking lot collisions and ways to reduce them is needed, as are measures to reduce bumper underride and override and the ensuing damage.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    1005 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Wells, J K
    • Gouse, S W
    • Williams, A F
  • Publication Date: 1991-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM