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TitleThe use of police accident reports in the evaluation of vehicle safety systems
AuthorsMcLean AJ
Year1975
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe accident reporting procedure maintained by the North Carolina State Department of Motor Vehicles provides a data base suitable for the evaluation of certain vehicle safety systems. This has been made possible by including in the report forms certain items which facilitvte the precise identification of each car and which provide an adequate description of the nature and severity of any collision damage. These items are routinely reported by a police officer whenever he fills out a report form on a motor vehicle accident. The effectiveness of energy-absorbing steering columns and side door reinforcement beams lias recently been evaluated by the author usinghese data. The major results oj these studies are presented together with a discussion of the method of analysis adopted in each case.
ISBN0909996679
Conference Namethe Seventh conference of the Australian Road Research Board
Conference AbbreviationARRB
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date19-23 August 1974
Page Range26-47
Page Count22

Reference
McLean AJ (1975) 'The use of police accident reports in the evaluation of vehicle safety systems', Proceedings of the Seventh conference of the Australian Road Research Board, pp 26-47.