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.
- Sponsored by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA.
DeBlois Associates, IncorporatedWashington, DC United States 20005
- DIGGES, K H
- Publication Date: 1993-1-7
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Crash injury research; Crashworthiness; Injury classification; Police reports; Rollover crashes
- Identifier Terms: Fatal Accident Reporting System
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I81: Accident Statistics;
- Accession Number: 00667371
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 25 1994 12:00AM