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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-251 892.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Joksch, H C
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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