ANALYSIS OF THE CRASH EXPERIENCE OF VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEMS (ABS) - AN UPDATE

This paper updates the findings from initial analyses of the crash experiences of passenger cars (PCs) and light trucks and vans (LTVs) equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS). As before, separate analyses were conducted for PCs and LTVs, for each type of ABS system (rear and all wheel), for each of several crash types and each type of road surface (favorable and unfavorable). The present analysis also considers crashes involving pedestrians, in addition to the four crash types previously considered. The findings for passenger cars in fatal crashes for this study are very similar to the earlier results, i.e, for non-fatal crashes the benefits in avoiding frontal crashes remain about the same. Side impacts and run-off-road crashes on unfavourable surfaces, went from a predicted increase in the earlier study to non-significance in these findings. In addition, there are decreases predicted for crashes involving pedestrians. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102514.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 410-3
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: DOTHS808759

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1999 12:00AM