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Designing for auto safetySafety design features in the motor vehicle and highway construction fields result from systems analysis approach to prevent or lessen death, injury, and property damage results. Systems analysis considers the prevention of crashes, increased survivability in crashes, and prompt medical attention to injuries as well as other postcrash salvage measures. The interface of these system elements with the driver, the vehicle, and the environment shows that action on the vehicle system produces the greatest safety payoff through design modifications. New and amended safety standards developed through hazard analysis technique improved accident statistics in the 70'; these regulations include driver qualifications and countermeasures to identify the chronic drunken driver who is involved in more than two-thirds of all auto deaths.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Elwood T. Driver
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 26, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the NASA Government-Industry System Safety Conference
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Issue Publication Date: May 26, 1971
Subject Category
Meeting Information
Meeting: Government-Industry System Safety Conference
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Country: US
Start Date: May 25, 1971
End Date: May 28, 1971
Sponsors: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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