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.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC USA 27599
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Dutt, A K
- Reinfurt, D W
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 175 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Collisions; Crash injury research; Crash rates; Injuries; Inspection; Motor vehicles; Records management; Research; Service life; Statistical analysis; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Mileage; Motor vehicle accidents; Records; Vehicle age
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile makes
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Finance; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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