Causal influence of car mass and size on driver fatality risk.

  title={Causal influence of car mass and size on driver fatality risk.},
  author={Lori Evans},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={91 7},
  • Lori Evans
  • Published 2001 in American journal of public health
OBJECTIVES This study estimated how adding mass, in the form of a passenger, to a car crashing head-on into another car affects fatality risks to both drivers. The study distinguished the causal roles of mass and size. METHODS Head-on crashes between 2 cars, one with a right-front passenger and the other with only a driver, were examined with Fatality Analysis Reporting System data. RESULTS Adding a passenger to a car led to a 14.5% reduction in driver risk ratio (risk to one driver divided… CONTINUE READING

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