EVALUATION OF THE MICHIGAN TRIAL SUBSTITUTE VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM
The two-year study evaluated the Michigan checklane inspection system as a trial substitute for a periodic motor vehicle inspection program. Two counties served as the test areas. One county had a simulated PMVI, while the other had a checklane inspection of 15% of the cars. Random checklanes were used in 1975 and 1976 to estimate the condition of the cars in each county, with minimum sample sizes of 2000 cars for each study group. A special study in 1975 compared a moving stopping test to a wheel-pull brake inspection. The conclusion was that the MST was more stringent and easier to perform. In 1976 the repair rates for vehicles in the PMVI group were also determined for several safety components and were reported.
- Sponsored in part by Michigan Dept. of State Police, East Lansing. See also PB-277 062 and PB-259 087.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
Michigan Department of State Police714 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI USA 48823
- Flora, J D
- Truax, T D
- Tholen, D
- Copp, R L
- Corn, R F
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 263 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Brakes; Braking; Evaluation; Inspection; Measures of effectiveness; Methodology; Motor vehicles; Safety factors; Testing; Traffic safety; Vehicle maintenance; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00175677
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-77-57-2 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM