In some 15 reports and articles, The Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) has presented the results of a variety of studies pertaining to the impact of recent changes in the highway safety environment. The major areas investigated include the following: (1) Shoulder belt usage in the population at risk; (2) the effect of misclassification errors on estimates of seat belt effectiveness; (3) methodology for reducing the effect of these misclassification errors; (4) the relative effect of the lowered maximum speed limit vs the effect of reduced exposure due to the fuel shortage; (5) crashworthiness differences and crash involvement differences by make, model year and/or size of vehicle; and (6) methodologies for examining pre-crash factors in highway accidents. The overview presents the major findings in each of these six areas on a study-by-study basis along with an overall summary of the project effort. Of primary importance is the section on the significance of the study findings to NHTSA's current and future programs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stutts, J C
    • Reinfurt, D W
  • Publication Date: 1978-9-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-804 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM