Automobile safety regulation: rebuttal and new data

Am J Public Health. 1984 Dec;74(12):1390-4. doi: 10.2105/ajph.74.12.1390.


A respecification of the regression model applied to additional data results in an estimate of about 45,000 lives preserved by regulations during 1975-78, similar to my previous estimates, and 105,000 lives during 1975-1982. The model allows for introduction of new regulations after 1968 and increased compliance. This result is similar to estimates obtained by several investigators using a variety of methods.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention
  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Humans
  • Legislation as Topic
  • Mortality*
  • Regression Analysis
  • United States