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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Some very unusual conclusions are sometimes drawn regarding accident hazards in specific locations. Insurance rates are frequently calculated on the basis of the density of population, car registrations, and traffic flow. While there is some empirical support for this type of reasoning, little evidence has been presented to indicate the relative importance of the factors involved. A much more scientific method of establishing insurance rates for a given area could be used if underwriters were disposed to make use of it. The following described study was conducted to determine the relative importance of factors relative to fatalities in the state of Iowa.

Publication Date

1945

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

52

Issue

1

First Page

261

Last Page

263

Copyright

© Copyright 1945 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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