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NCJ Number: 31557 Find in a Library
Title: LOS ANGELES COUNTY - SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - VEHICLE TESTING AND EVALUATION PROGRAM - VEHICLE TEST RESULTS, 1975/76
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
Monterey Park, CA 91754
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FIELD TEST RESULTS ON THE VEHICLE PERFORMANCE, SAFETY, USEFULNESS, AND OPERATING COSTS OF THE FOLLOWING 1976 SEDANS: DODGE DART, PLYMOUTH FURY, PONTIAC LEMANS, MERCURY MONTEGO, CHEVOLET NOVA, AND FORD TORINO.
Abstract: THE SIX-PART TEST INCLUDED A SLOW AND HIGH SPEED PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING EVALUATION; ELECTRONIC MEASURING OF ACCELERATION, BRAKING, AND EMERGENCY AND STEADY-STATE HANDLING; A 72-MILE MILEAGE LOOP; A RATING OF HUMAN FACTORS AND SPACE UTILIZATION; A MEASUREMENT OF VEHICLE HEAT; AND AN EVALUATION OF RADIO INSTALLATION ADAPTABILITY. TABULAR RESULTS ON EACH CAR ARE PRESENTED. THE CHEVROLET NOVA SCORED HIGHEST IN THE INSTRUMENTED PERFORMANCE PHASE AND ALSO ATTAINED THE HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE OF VEHICLES SUBMITTED FOR TESTING. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF BASIC LIFE CYCLE COSTING, A DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUMENTED PERFORMANCE TEST, A LIST OF EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS DISCREPANCIES, AND A COPY OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY 1975-76 SHERIFF VEHICLE PURCHASE SPECIFICATIONS.
Index Term(s): California; Equipment evaluation; Evaluation; Police cars; Sheriffs
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