ANALYSIS OF THE FUTURE EFFECTS OF FUEL SHORTAGE AND INCREASED SMALL CAR USAGE UPON TRAFFIC DEATHS AND INJURIES. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The literature was reviewed and accident data were analyzed to establish relations between automobile size and the frequency of occupant death and injury. On the assumption of four future scenarios for the size of automobiles, the consequences for car occupant deaths were calculated. The present effects of the 55 mph speed limit and results that may be achieved by strict enforcement were estimated. The effects of the potential reduction of commuter traffic on vehicle deaths were estimated. The question of how the elimination of sunday travel would affect motor vehicle deaths was addressed.
- See also PB-251 892.
Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated275 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT USA 06120
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Joksch, H C
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Compact automobiles; Crash analysis; Crash investigation; Data analysis; Fatalities; Frequency (Electromagnetism); Fuels; Highway traffic control; Highway transportation; Injuries; Mathematical analysis; Regulations; Safety equipment; Size; Speed control; Speed limits; Supply; Traffic crashes; Travel patterns; Vehicle occupants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel shortages; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel shortage; Small car
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00133315
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-OST-75-21A
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-839
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM