The recommendations of a recently published, congressionally mandated study could lead to consumers being provided with automotive safety information that is more comprehensive and simpler to acquire and use than is currently available. In Transportation Research Board Special Report 248, "Shopping for Safety", a study funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, consumer needs for safety information and the most cost-effective and useful methods of communicating this information are examined. The primary focus is on the development and communication of better information for new-car buyers and for safety-conscious consumers in particular. This article defines vehicle safety, points out the limits of current consumer information, comments on consumer decisions and information requirements, and summarizes the study findings and recommendations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 20-21
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 185
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 22 1996 12:00AM