Vehicle model year and crash outcomes: a CIREN study.

  title={Vehicle model year and crash outcomes: a CIREN study.},
  author={Gabriel E. Ryb and Patricia C. Dischinger and Shiu M. Ho},
  journal={Traffic injury prevention},
  volume={10 6},
OBJECTIVE To quantify the effect of model year (MY) on the occurrence of severe injuries and death after involvement in motor vehicle crashes. METHODS Cases involving adult front seat occupants of vehicles MY > or = 1994 equipped with frontal airbags were selected from the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) database. Cases were grouped by MY: 1994-1997, 1998-2004, and 2005-2007 (MY groups [MYG] 1, 2, and 3, respectively. MYGs were compared in relation to mortality, Injury… CONTINUE READING

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