Safety impacts due to the incompatibility of SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks in two-vehicle collisions.

@article{Fredette2008SafetyID,
  title={Safety impacts due to the incompatibility of SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks in two-vehicle collisions.},
  author={Marc Fredette and Lema Sikoti Mambu and Aline Chouinard and François Bellavance},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1987-95}
}
This research sets out to estimate the effects of vehicle incompatibility on the risk of death or major injury to drivers involved in two-vehicle collisions. Based on data for 2,999,395 drivers, logistic regression was used to model the risk of driver death or major injury (defined has being hospitalized). Our analyses show that pickup trucks, minivans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are more aggressive than cars for the driver of the other vehicle and more protective for their own drivers… CONTINUE READING

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