Pickup truck, Children, Florida, FARS, Benefit-cost analysis
This paper provides a preliminary investigation into the problem of children riding in the back of pickup trucks in Florida from four perspectives. First, using the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (F ARS), it presents a descriptive analysis of fatal accidents involving children under 15 years of age riding in the back of pickup trucks in Florida from 1994 to 1997. Second, it compares the consequences of fatal accidents involving children riding in the back of pickup trucks with those involving school buses and those involving children in airbag crashes in Florida during the same period. Third, using the 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS), it describes the household ownership of pickup trucks in rural Florida and determines the number of rural households that may suffer hardship from prohibiting children from riding in the back of pickup trucks. Last, it provides a simplified analysis of the expected cost and benefit of prohibiting all children in Florida from riding in the back of pickup trucks.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
The Problem of Children Riding in the Back of Pickup Trucks in Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, 26 p.
Scholar Commons Citation
Chu, Xuehao, "The Problem of Children Riding in the Back of Pickup Trucks in Florida" (1999). CUTR Research Reports. 256.