EVALUATION OF THE MICHIGAN TRIAL SUBSTITUTE MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM. FIRST YEAR INTERIM
In a two-year study, a checklane vehicle inspection program is being evaluated as a substitute for a periodic motor vehicle inspection program. The first year's effort, reported here, measured the percent of defective vehicles in two sampled counties and provided a baseline against which to measure the second-year results. The overall failure rate was 47.6%, but this was found to increase markedly with the age of the vehicle. Detailed tables of results for several vehicle systems are presented. As part of the study, a moving stopping test for braking capability was compared with a mechanic's inspection of the brakes.
- See also PB-259 087.(PC A02/MF A01)
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHighway Safety Research Institute
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Michigan Department of State Police714 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI USA 48823
- Flora, J D
- Corn, R F
- Copp, R L
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Braking; Counties; Defects; Drivers; Dynamic braking; Evaluation; Inspection; Interviewing; Methodology; Motor vehicles; Project management; Safety; Service life; Trials
- Uncontrolled Terms: Projects; Vehicle age
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Old TRIS Terms: Substitutes
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00146757
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-76-9-1 Exec. Sum.
- Contract Numbers: MVI-75-001A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM