In 2003, 42, 643 people were killed a more than 2.8 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes. Efforts to reduce fatalities on the Nation's roadways include the Nat. Highway Trans. Safety Admin.'s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Under this program, NHTSA conducts vehicle crash a rollover tests to encourage manufacturers to make safety improvements to new vehicles a provide the public with information on the relative safety of vehicles. This report examines: how NHTSA's NCAP crash tests vehicles, rates their safety, a reports the results to the public; how NHTSA's program compares to other programs that crash test vehicles a report results to the public; a the impact of the program a opportun. to enhance its effectiveness.The ratings are primarily based on the head and chest injury scores taken from the dummies used in the test. Five child seat specialists assessed the ease of installation, the ease of understanding the instructions, the product warning labelsanbsp;...
|Author||:||JayEtta Z. Hecker (au)|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2005-09-01|