Draft Fuel Economy and Safety : the Influences of Vehicle Class and Driver Behavior

  title={Draft Fuel Economy and Safety : the Influences of Vehicle Class and Driver Behavior},
  author={Mark R. Jacobsen},
  • Mark R. Jacobsen
  • Published 2011
Fuel economy standards change the composition of the vehicle fleet – typically increasing the number of small vehicles – potentially influencing the number of fatalities in car accidents. I introduce a novel way to estimate the safety impacts of changes in vehicle class composition, simultaneously recovering estimates of driving safety behavior and the influence of vehicle characteristics on accident outcomes. I find that modeling driver behavior is critical to understanding the impacts of… CONTINUE READING
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