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Cover of Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Part D: Injury Reductions with Various Fleet Purchasing Policies
Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others Part D: Injury Reductions with Various Fleet Purchasing Policies
  • Publication no: AP-R327-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-68-5
  • 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. In Parts D and E of the study, hypothetical scenarios were examined in which vehicles first registered as fleet vehicles in 2005 were assumed to be purchased according to alternative fleet purchasing policies. For each hypothetical scenario, the effects of on road safety over the useful lives of these vehicles were compared to the predicted outcomes for current fleet purchasing practices.
  • AP-R327-08 Safer Vehicle Purchases: Developing Cost-Effectiveness Estimates for Fleet Managers and Others – Part D: Injury Reductions with Various Fleet Purchasing Policies
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Scope
  • 2. SUMMARY OF OUTCOMES OF THE BASELINE SCENARIO
  • 3. SCENARIOS CONSIDERED
    • 3.1. Scenario 1 – Choose the most crashworthy vehicle in each market group
    • 3.2. Scenario 2 – Choose A variant with ESC or Side Curtain airbags for each model
    • 3.3. Scenario 3 – Mandate that all vehicles have ESC AND / OR CURTAIN AIRBAGS fitted
    • 3.4. Scenario 4 – Choose the most crashworthy vehicle in each market group from car companies WITH AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING PRESENCE
    • 3.5. Scenario 5 – Removal of market groups
  • 4. DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY
  • 5. REFERENCES