The overall objective of this study was to provide guideline criteria for tolerable impacts of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the areas of consumer cost, industrial impact, occupant convenience, and transport operational restrictions. The public literature, surveys and other sources were studied. In the area of consumer cost, rough quantitative guidelines for tolerable impacts were found. In the area of industrial impact, some qualitative characteristics of tolerable impacts were identified. Speculative estimates of tolerable cost impacts were obtained. Some indications for limits of tolerable occupant inconvenience were found. Areas of research needed in order to estimate 'cumulative' effects of the standards over longer time periods were identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  United States  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Joksch, H C
    • Haas, G
    • Reidy, JCJ
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-320 Final Rpt., CEM-4194-574
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01225
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM