UNREPAIRED CRASH DAMAGE-IMPLICATIONS FOR COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES

A major difficulty in performing cost-benefit analyses of bumper designs is the fact that much of the damage from low-speed crashes is never reported either to public agencies or insurers. Much of this unreported crash damage remains unrepaired, at least for some time after the crash, and thus surveys of unrepaired crash damage can provide one source of data for some of the unreported crash damage. During the summer of 1974, surveys of unrepaired crash damage were conducted in seven metropolitan areas. The results of these surveys are presented. It is concluded that the present state of knowledge on the frequency and amount of unreported crash damage is too limited to enable this essential component to be adequately incorporated into cost-benefit analysis of bumper designs. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 24-28, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Cassa, J
    • Sorenson, Willy W
    • O'Neill, B
    • STONE, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750009 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM