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Activity Number: 122
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2016 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Government Statistics Section
Abstract #319261
Title: Crash-Safety Ratings and the True Assessment of Injuries by Vehicle
Author(s): Cody Philips*
Companies: Miami University
Keywords: NASS data ; Safety Ratings ; Shiny

Every year the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) release safety ratings for popular makes and models of vehicles produced. We link these safety ratings with the accident data provided in the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS). In this project we create two different views of the data. We achieve this by using Shiny to graphically outline these views. We create a metric by looking at actual injuries that have occurred in each type of vehicle and the variant factors that could have caused a crash. Secondly, we outline the difference in the distributions of each type of vehicle when accounting for user-defined conditions. Thirdly we outline the statistical difference between the NHTSA and IIHS ratings systems and how they correspond to the data in NASS.

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