ACCIDENT INVOLVEMENT AND CRASH INJURY RATES BY MAKE, MODEL, AND YEAR OF CAR

Estimates of annual mileages along with accident and injury rates have been computed for various vehicle makes and models. The estimates were derived using the North Carolina vehicle registration file, the North Carolina accident file, and a statewide collection of motor vehicle inspection receipts representing the sample of registered vehicles inspected primarily during the month of October 1974. All accident and injury rates declined for newer models. While the decrease in accident involvement rates was more pronounced for larger cars, injury rates declined for all vehicle sizes. In contrasting accident and injury rates for different vehicle sizes for comparable model years, it was found that the newer model years, full-sized cars had the lowest accident and injury rates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dutt, A K
    • Reinfurt, D W
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-428 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM