CRASH INJURY LOSS: THE EFFECT OF SPEED, WEIGHT AND CRASH CONFIGURATION

Crash injury prediction models are developed for major crash configurations using data from in depth crash investigations. Analysis of these models demonstrates the positive contribution of higher impact velocity to crash injury, especially for head on and side impact crashes. An increase of the proportion of smaller cars is not predicted to substantially increase overall crash injury. The other injury predictor variables are crash configuration, occupant age, seating position, and restraint usage. /Author/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Carlson, W L
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00153844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM