A methodology was developed for evaluating periodic motor vehicle inspection programs (PMVI). This methodology consisted of procedures and tools which could be used to perform administrative and field evaluations of State Inspection Programs or Federally recommended PMVI programs. The procedures provided for the collection of specific administrative and field data, and the tools consisted of mathematical models and data processing techniques for analysis of this information to develop a quantitative measure of effectiveness (MOE) for a particular PMVI program. A controversy exists between some State and Federal PMVI adminstrators as to the value of wheel-pull in a PMVI program. Federal administrators contend that the wheel-pull process reduces brake component defects and is worth the time and cost to consumers. Some states disagree. Field evaluations were performed in four states.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Milne, J A
    • Cantwell, C
    • Meroney, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 234 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-127 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01544
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM