EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES FOR NINE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS: FMVSS 105, 108, 122, 202, 207, 213, 220, 221, 222

This is one of two studies to develop methodologies for evaluating a total of nine Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Hydraulic brake systems in passenger cars, Side marker lamps and high intensity headlamps, Motorcycle brake systems, Head restraints, Seating systems, Child seating systems, School bus rollover protection, School bus body joint strength, and School bus seating and crash protection. This report provides a summary and overview of the sixteen preceding reports, and an integration of the individual approaches for evaluating each Standard as presented in the earlier reports. The report includes conclusions and recommendations, and it briefly reviews the nine Standards, and the approaches to evaluating the Standards. It discusses the statistical analyses of accident data, field and mail surveys, and laboratory testing which comprise the methodologies for evaluating the effectiveness of each Standard, and presents Work Plans with clearly-defined decision points between various tasks in each evaluation program. The evaluation programs may require from three to six years to complete.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Northrop, G M
    • Ball, J T
    • Bancroft, DRE
    • Reidy, JCJ
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 202 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-388 Final Rpt., CEM-4228-4229-600
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01674, DOT-HS-7-01675
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1981 12:00AM