AN ASSESSMENT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FRONTAL IMPACT SEVERITY AND INJURY LEVEL

The relationship between crash severity and injury level is illustrated using the Restraint System Evaluation Study (RSES) data the Texas police-reported data. The RSES data are used to demonstrate that the probability of an injury (or fatality) is a function of both (a) the risk of injury, given a set of crash factors, and (b) crash exposure, or the chance of those factors occurring. The Texas data are used to demonstrate that crash exposure can change with time. Changes in crash exposure can alter the distribution of injuries (or fatalities) independently of motor vehicle standards or design. Texas and CPIR data are used to demonstrate that the risk of fatality is associated with many crash factors other than the traditional speed-related measures. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 28 Feb-4 March 1977 Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Marsh, J C
    • Campbell, K L
    • Kingman, B C
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770156
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM