DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

This paper describes the application of a dynamic systems model to the general problem of automobile accident prevention, treatment and control. The paper describes the development of a Dynamo simulation model to describe the accident prevention, treatment and control system. In the development and description of this model, assumptions about the nature of the system are specified and several hypothetical runs of the model are described. The specific applications of the model deal with the cost and benefit of modification is speed limits and the mandatory use of seat belts and air bags. The consequences of such system changes are noted and discussed. Implications for future research of this type are suggested. /Author/

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    • Presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 17-20, 1975.
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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Veney, J E
    • Kaiser, D L
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00148770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: NSF GI 38004, DA HC04-73-0032
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM