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Cover of Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Part B: Injury Levels in Crashes
Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Part B: Injury Levels in Crashes
  • Publication no: AP-R325-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-66-1
  • 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. Each of Parts A to E gives a full and highly technical description of the various components of the study including data collection and preparation, road crash costing data, analysis model specification and estimation and estimates of trauma reduction and economic worth of each of the safer fleet purchasing scenarios considered.
  • AP-R325/08 Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others – Part B: Injury Levels in Crashes
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Scope
  • 2. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
    • 2.1. Estimating the number of crashes involving 2005 registered vehicles
    • 2.2. Estimating the Number of Crashes by road users involved
    • 2.3. Estimating the number of Serious Injuries
    • 2.4. Estimating the number of minor injuries
    • 2.5. Estimating the number of Property Damage Only Crashes
  • 3. RESULTS
    • 3.1. Crash Risk
    • 3.2. Number of Registered Vehicles
    • 3.3. Number of Crashes
    • 3.4. Number of Serious Injuries
    • 3.5. Number of Minor Injuries
  • 4. ASSUMPTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
    • 4.1. Assumptions of the characteristics of the vehicle population
    • 4.2. Assumptions related to crash occurrence
  • 5. ADAPTING THE BASELINE SCENARIO FOR PART C
  • 6. REFERENCES
  • One occupant only (N=1)
  • Two occupants (N=2)
  • Three occupants (N=3)
  • Four occupants (N=4)
  • Five occupants (N=5)