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Cover of Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Part C: Cost of Injuries and Property Damage in Crashes
Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Part C: Cost of Injuries and Property Damage in Crashes
  • Publication no: AP-R326-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-67-8
  • 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-R326-08 Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others – Part C: Cost of Injuries and Property Damage in Crashes
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. DERIVATION OF UNIT COSTS
  • 3. ESTIMATION OF THE COST OF FUTURE INJURIES AND CRASHES
  • 4. APPLYING COST ESTIMATES TO INJURY AND CRASH COUNTS
  • 5. REFERENCES