MECHANICS AND BIOMECHANICS OF ROLLOVER CASUALTIES

The purposes of the research were to provide a sound basis for evaluating the benefits of alternative approaches for reducing casualties in rollover crashes. The approach applied national data systems which contain data on rollover crashes and resulting injuries to assess casualty sensation factors. The National Sampling System, specifically the Crashworthiness Data System (NASS/CDS 1988-91) was the primary source of data. The data system is a nationally representative sample of police reported towaway crashes. NASS was supplemented by the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS 1988-1991) which is a census of all fatal crashes on U.S. roads. The General Estimates System of NASS (NASS/GES 1988-90) covering police reported accidents, irrespective of severity, was the basis for nationally representative estimates.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    DeBlois Associates, Incorporated

    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • DIGGES, K H
  • Publication Date: 1993-1-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 1994 12:00AM