In an effort to define feasible passenger car safety countermeasures and quantify safety benefits for countermeasures which showed the greatest potential for reduction of highway safety losses, a baseline safety problem that would exist in the absence of vehicle countermeasures was developed, and two levels of safety and one damageability requirement were established to support benefit and vehicle design trade-off studies. The baseline for 1975 for passenger car occupant without any restraint usage in estimated to be 29,800 deaths annually. This baseline is used in determining the incremental benefits for the various crash avoidance, crashworthiness and occupant protection countermeasure improvements countermeasure benefits vs. relative costs are examined individually and in combination with other countermeasures.
- Report of a panel of the Interagency Task Force on Motor Vehicle Goals Beyond 1980.
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- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 160 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Benefits; Costs; Countermeasures; Crashes; Forecasting; Highway safety; Loss and damage; Manual safety belts; Motor vehicles; Planning; Policy; Prevention; Quantitative analysis; Safety; Traffic safety; Utilization; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Quantifying
- Old TRIS Terms: Future policies
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00136323
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM