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Accident Analysis airbag alcohol by volume Analysis and Prevention associated Automotive average belt effectiveness belt-wearing braking car mass changes Chapter compared crash involvement crash rates crash risk deaths decline decrease discussed distance of travel driver age driver behavior driver fatalities drunk driving ejection estimates Experimental Safety Vehicles fatal crashes fatality rates fatality reductions fatality risk female Figure FMVSS fraction higher Highway Traffic Safety Human Factors impact indicate influence injury intervention kg car lap/shoulder belt less lower male drivers mandatory measure motor vehicle motorcycle National Highway Traffic National Safety Council number of fatalities observed occur PARS data Partyka pedestrian fatalities performance rear reduce right-front passengers risk homeostasis road users roadway rollover safety belt Safety Research seat Shinar shows specific speed limit traffic crashes traffic fatalities Traffic Safety Administration unbelted unit distance values versus Wasielewski wearing laws zero
Page 17 - I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind...
Page 305 - Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
Page 177 - Fourteen persons were injured, some seriously. A careful inquiry showed that in nineteen of these accidents the drivers had used spirits within an hour or more of the disaster. The other six drivers were all moderate drinkers, but it was not ascertained whether they had used spirits preceding the accident. The author of this communication shows very clearly that the management of automobile wagons is far more dangerous for men who drink than the driving of locomotives on steel rails. Inebriates and...
Page 325 - O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us And foolish notion : What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n Devotion ! ADDRESS TO EDINBURGH.
Page 383 - Committee on Trauma Research, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council, and Institute of Medicine. Injury in America: A Continuing Public Health Problem.
Page 145 - It would appear that the driving habits, and the high accident record, are simply one manifestation of a method of living that has been demonstrated in their personal lives. Truly it may be said that a man drives as he lives. If his personal life is marked by caution, tolerance, foresight, and consideration for others then he will drive in the same manner. If his personal life is devoid of these desirable characteristics then his driving will be characterized by aggressiveness and over a long period...
Page 50 - ... while the two vehicles are traveling in opposite directions. Rear-end. A collision in which one vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. Sideswipe. A collision in which the sides of both vehicles sustain minimal engagements. Most Harmful Event The event during a crash for a particular vehicle that is judged to have produced the greatest personal injury or property damage. Motorcycle A two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle designed to transport one or two people, including motorscooters,...
Page 249 - Kahane, CJ Fatality and injury reducing effectiveness of lap belts for back seat occupants.
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