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Citation

Dutt AK, Reinfurt DW, Stutts JC. Accid. Anal. Prev. 1977; 9(4): 275-283.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1977, Elsevier Publishing)

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Abstract

Accident involvement and crash injury rates per million miles of vehicle travel are estimated by make, model and year of car. The accident and injury information was obtained from the North Carolina accident files, while exposure data were derived from paired odometer readings recorded on a statewide sample of motor vehicle inspection receipts.The resulting estimates show a steady decrease in annual mileage with vehicle age. For the newer model years, large cars have generally higher annual mileages than small cars, and station wagons higher mileages than sedans or hardtops. The accident involvement and injury rates decline for the newer model cars, especially for larger-sized cars. Full-sized cars have the lowest overall accident and injury rates. Among standard-sized cars, two-door cars have higher accident and injury rates than four-door cars, and hardtops higher than sedans or station wagons.

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