RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE (RSV): PHASE I. VOLUME 2: PROGRAM DEFINITION FOUNDATION
Projection through the 1980s of vehicle usage and vehicle masses shows the bulk of injury costs shifting to small cars. These injuries are incurred at higher equivalent velocities, due to the momentum disadvantage of smaller cars. The methodology projects the number and cost of all occupant injuries, as well as their potential reduction by safety systems. Subsystems are combined into safety packages, with each subsystem competing with the others for available benefit, and the package with the greatest safety payoff can be identified. /Author/
- This report was sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Minicars, Incorporated35 La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA United States 93017
- Struble, D
- Bradley, G
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 195 p.
- TRT Terms: Compact automobiles; Costs; Crashes; Forecasting; Injuries; Safety vehicles; Traffic crashes; Vehicle mix; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Accident costs; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Small car
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00098891
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801 604 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00844
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM