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Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Hecker, JayEtta Z.
In 2003, 42,643 people were killed & 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 & rollover tests to encourage manufacturers to make safety improvements to new vehicles & provide the public with information on the relative safety of vehicles. This report examines: how NHTSA's NCAP crash tests vehicles, rates their safety, & reports the results to the public; how NHTSA's program compares to other programs that crash test vehicles & report results to the public; & the impact of the program & opportun. to enhance its effectiveness.Hecker, JayEtta Z. is the author of 'Vehicle Safety : Opportunities Exist to Enhance NHTSA's New Carassessment Program', published 2005 under ISBN 9781422300572 and ISBN 1422300579.