RURAL FATALITIES IN TEXAS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE 1973-1974 REDUCTION

A model describing Texas rural fatalities in 1973 and 1974 as a function of vehicle mileage and the vehicle speed distribution is developed and validated. The individual and joint effects of (1) reduction in mean speed, (2) reduction in variance of speed, and (3) reduced mileage are investigated. The mean speed reduction is found to account for about 65% of the reduction in fatalities under the assumption of the analysis. Variance speed and mileage reduction account for the balance of the reduced fatalities in about a 7:5 proportion. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Office of the Governor

    Traffic Safety Program
    Austin, TX  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Franklin, C L
    • Carothers, S G
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM