PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

SNPRM

FMVSS NO. 208
ADVANCED AIR BAGS

Office of Regulatory Analysis & Evaluation
Plans and Policy

October, 1999

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary E-1
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  1. Introduction I-1

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  3. Target Population II-1

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      A. Fatalities II-1
      B. Injuries II-14

  5. Injury Criteria III-1

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      A. Summary of NHTSA's ICPL Proposal III-3
      B. Injury Risk Curves III-6
      C. Injury Criteria and IARVs for Analysis Purposes III-26

  7. Test Data and Analysis of Test Data IV-1

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      A. Static Tests, Out-of-Position IV-2
      B. Full-Scale Vehicle Tests (In-Position) IV-16
      C. Summary of Pass Rates IV-39
      D. Test Procedure Stringency IV-44

  9. Technology Options and Analysis V-1
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      A. Discussion of Technologies V-1
      B. Out-of-Position Test Technologies V-2
      C. High Speed Test Technologies V-11
      D. Analysis of Alternative High Speed Tests V-12

  11. Potential Benefits VI-1
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      A. Target Population VI-7
      B. Overview of Method VI-11
      C. Benefit Estimates VI-21
      D. Benefits Summary VI-64
      E. Sensitivity Study #1, Safety Belt Use VI-68
      F. Sensitivity Study #2, Redesigned Air Bag VI-74
      G. Discussion VI-75

  13. Technology Costs, and Leadtime VII-1
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      A. Technology Cost VII-1
      B. Property Damage Costs VII-20
      C. Total and Net Costs VII-29
      D. Compliance Test Costs VII-33
      E. Leadtime VII-40

  15. Cost Effectiveness VIII-1

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  17. Regulatory Flexibility Act and Unfunded Mandates Acts IX-1
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  19. Cumulative Impacts of Recent Rulemakings X-1
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Appendix A PDF Version
    Comparisons of Pre MY 98 to MY 98/99 Air Bags A-1
    208 Sled vs. 208 Barrier A-29
    Multi-stage Inflator Tests A-33
    Test Procedure Repeatability A-35