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Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Project Summary Report
  • Publication no: AP-R323-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-64-7
  • Published: 11 July 2008
The aim of this report is to quantify the potential economic benefits of fleet managers adopting safe vehicle purchasing policies. Benefits to society as a whole, as well as the benefits to the owners of commercial fleets, were estimated through consideration of a number of scenarios of potential fleet purchasing options. The scenarios consider the purchase of specific safety related technologies on vehicles, the purchase of more crashworthy vehicles in general and options for changing the market group of vehicles purchased.
  • AP-R323/08 Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others – Project Summary Report
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. CURRENT STATUS OF FLEET SAFETY
    • 2.1. Identification of Fleet Vehicles and their Registration and Crash Trends
    • 2.2. Crash Costs
    • 2.3. Analysis model
  • 3. ALTERNATIVE FLEET PURCHASING POLICIES
    • 3.1. Scenarios considered
    • 3.2. Estimated crash and cost savings for each scenario
  • 4. BREAK-EVEN COSTS FOR SOCIETY
  • 5. BREAK-EVEN COSTS FOR FLEET OWNERS
  • 6. SUMMARY
  • 7. APPLICATION OF THE FINDINGS TO FUTURE FLEET PURCHASES
  • 8. REFERENCES