DRIVER/VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO ACCIDENT VEHICLE CONDITION AND CAUSATION AND AN ASSESSMENT OF INDIANA PMVI EFFECTIVENESS

A separate study was performed as part of a major traffic accident causation project to investigate the relationship between driver/vehicle characteristics and vehicle condition and cusation, and to evaluate the effectiveness of Indiana PMVI. Results indicate that the condition of accident-involved vehicles was significantly related to a number of driver/vehicle characteristics including driver age and education, and vehicle age and manufacturer. The likelihood of vehicular causal involvement in accidents was related to driver age and vehicle age. Concerning PMVI effectiveness, of the components which were judged to be causally implicated in the accidents investigated, 51.7% were either not manditorily inspected through Indiana PMVI or if inspected were judged to have geen in a failing condition at the time of the state inspection. /Author/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 98-111
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM