This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Unrepaired Crash Damage-Implications for Cost-Benefit Analyses
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1975 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
A major difficulty in performing cost-benefit analyses of bumper designs is the fact that much of the damage from low-speed crashes is never reported either to public agencies or insurers. Much of this unreported crash damage remains unrepaired, at least for some time after the crash, and thus surveys of unrepaired crash damage can provide one source of data for some of the unreported crash damage.
During the summer of 1974, surveys of unrepaired crash damage were conducted in seven metropolitan areas. The results of these surveys are presented.
It is concluded that the present state of knowledge on the frequency and amount of unreported crash damage is too limited to enable this essential component to be adequately incorporated into cost-benefit analysis of bumper designs.
CitationCasassa, J., Sorenson, W., O'Neill, B., and Stone, S., "Unrepaired Crash Damage-Implications for Cost-Benefit Analyses," SAE Technical Paper 750009, 1975, https://doi.org/10.4271/750009.
- Federal Register 40 1 January 2 1975
- Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Transportation Systems Center “Damage Resistant Bumpers.” TSC Report No. (DP-SP-30) July 19 1974
- Ruster, T. W. “Improved Bumpers - How are they Doing?” Environmental Activities Staff, General Motors Corporation SAE Automobile Engineering Meeting Toronto, Canada October 21-25 1974 SAE Paper No. 740987
- Boltz, R. R. Grzesiak, R. L. Rohn, E. J. “Automotive Bumper Cost Effectiveness Based on Field Data and Mathematical Modeling.” Ford Motor Company SAE Automobile Engineering Meeting Toronto, Canada October 21-25 1974 SAE Paper No. 740985
- O'Neill, B. Kelley, A. B. “Costs, Benefits, Effectiveness and Safety: Setting the Record Straight.” Insurance Institute for Highway Safety SAE Automobile Engineering Meeting Toronto, Canada October 21-25 1974 SAE Paper No. 740988
- Casassa, J. II O'Neill, B. Miller, I. Stone, S. “A Survey of Unrepaired Automobile Crash Damage. I. 1968-1972 Models,” September 1973 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Watergate 600, Washington, D. C.
- Ford Motor Company “Vehicle Accident Damage Survey, January through December 1970.” Vehicle Research Department, Ford Product Development Report No. CRR 72-21 1972
- Research Department, State Farm Insurance Companies, Bloomington, Illinois Unpublished Results January 1975