Measuring Injury Risks from Motor Vehicle Crashes with an Integrated Approach

This article applies an integrated approach to an empirical measurement of injury risks to roadway users. This approach estimates exposure with time traveled and integrates injuries of different severity on the KABCO scale using corresponding unit costs. This approach is applied to the United States in 2001 for walking and motoring, using fatal-injury data from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS), nonfatal injury data from the General Estimate System (GES), and exposure data from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS). The results for the most probable case indicate that the average risk is about $2.00 of expected injury costs per hour of exposure for motoring, and $1.69 per hour for walking.


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  • Accession Number: 01142896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2009 1:37PM