Mass ratio and relative driver fatality risk in two-vehicle crashes.

@article{Evans1993MassRA,
  title={Mass ratio and relative driver fatality risk in two-vehicle crashes.},
  author={Lisa Evans and Mr. Frick},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={1993},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          213-24
        }
}
The relative risk, R, of a driver fatality in the lighter of two cars compared to the risk in the heavier is determined as a function of the ratio, mu, of the mass of the heavier to that of the lighter, using Fatal Accident Reporting System data for 1975-1989. In all of many cases investigated, the data fitted well the functional relationship R = A mu u. When the cars differ only in mass, A = 1; if they differ in another dichotomous characteristic, such as old compared to new model years, A… CONTINUE READING

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