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The effect of car make and model on account
Published June 23, 1992 by International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine in Sweden
Event: 12th World Congress of the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine and 7th Nordic Congress on Traffic Medicine (1992)
Cars of different models sustain accidents with varying rates of probability. The reasons for this have been considered widely, but particularly the lack of mileage data for different car models has prevented further study in various countries. On the other hand it is known that driving in cities is more risky than driving in rural area. Likewise the risk rate for young drivers is known to be many times that of middle-aged drivers. The distribution of drivers by car make and model has not been available previously. Thus it has not been possible to study the role of car make and model in accident risk. In the United States the estimates of risk according to car make and model have been made by, among others, HLDI.