The finding that the relative safety disadvantage of small compared with large cars is less for post-1980 cars than for pre-1980 cars has stimulated speculation that increasing fuel economy standards would increase fatalities less than previously expected.
Fatal crashes between two cars of similar model year were examined to see whether this would be the case.
Driver fatality risk in relation to car mass was examined with Fatal Accident Reporting System data for crashes between two cars of a specific model year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident circulation, Automobile, Carrosserie, Poids, Epidémiologie, Risque, Homme, Mort, Conducteur véhicule, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traffic accident, Motor car, Car body, Weight, Epidemiology, Risk, Human, Death, Vehicle driver, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0189890
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.