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Citation

Andreassen DC. Traffic Eng. Control 1985; 26(11): 547-549.

Affiliation

Australian Road Research Board, Nunawading, Australia

Copyright

(Copyright © 1985, Hemming Group)

DOI

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PMID

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Abstract

It has become folklore that there is a law between deaths per registered vehicle and vehicle ownership (vehicles per capita) and that given the population and number of vehicles in a country an 'accurate' estimate of the number of deaths will be produced by the law. This paper explores the origins of the D/V equals . 0003(V/P)** minus **2**/**3 equation and reanalyzes the data. The relationships between D, V and P are investigated for a number of countries over a period of years. The question of correct analytical technique is discussed and the conclusions are that the equation does not apply universally to all countries, that D/V should not be used for international comparisons and that its use to imply increased safety can be fallacious.

Language: en

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