Early in 1971, a working group was formed within the Saab Car Division of Saab-Scania to undertake research into road accidents. The terms of reference of the group were to produce the basic material necessary for improving the safety of cars. Investigations have since been in progress continuously, and have been divided up into 12-month periods. The same selection limits have been maintained throughout, in order to obtain satistical comparison between the various periods. For practical reasons, the investigation has been confined to the most recent three model years of the Saab 99 and to accidents in which the cars sustained serious damage. These and other limitations have restricted the number of accidents investigated to about 6% of all accidents involving costs above the insurance excess limit. A random sample investigation carried out during a 3-month period in 1972 showed that accidents involving repair costs below the selection limit gave rise to injuries in 1-2% of the cases, and no fatalities. This report presents the results of the first three 12- month periods, comprising a total of 477 cars and 856 occupants. The methods and information form used for the investigation are based on the GM "Long form" and the CCMS "Pilot study". /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Uddevalla Central Hospital

    Uddevalla,   Sweden 

    Saab-Scania AB

    Trollhaettan,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Backstrom, C G
    • Anderson, C E
    • Forsam, E
    • Nilsson, L E
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM