Information Tables

We gratefully acknowledge the courtesy of The Casualty Adjuster’s Guide in permitting us to reproduce from their publication the following copyrighted tables and charts.

Disability Table for Common Fractures

Reaction & Braking Distance Tables

Braking Distance Tables

Traction Table

Life Expectancy Table

 

Disability Table For Common Fractures

As an aid in estimating probable periods of disability from various skeletal fractures, the table shown below has been prepared. However, since the effect of injuries on individuals varies from person to person it must be recognized that the disability periods shown are not exact and should be used only as a general guide.
FractureDisability (Weeks)
Astragulus (Ankle)16-34
Clavicle4-6
Colles4-10
Femur26-52
Fingers3-6
Hand3-6
Humerus8-16
Knee Joint12-24
Metatarsals5-8
Patella12-18
Pelvis6-12
Ribs2-4
Scapula5-8
Sternum2-4
Tarsals6-12
Tibia16-34
Toes2-4
Ulna8-16

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Reaction & Braking Distance Tables

Reaction Table
3/4 second = average reaction time
Distance car travels before your foot reaches the brake.
MPHDistance
2022 ft.
3033 ft.
4044 ft.
5055 ft.
6066 ft.
7077 ft.
8088 ft.
Braking Table
Additional distance traveled after braking before stopping.
MPHDistance
2022 ft.
3049 ft.
4088 ft.
50137 ft.
60198 ft.
70269 ft.
80352 ft.
Total Reaction & Braking Distance
From the moment the emergency is perceived until the car can be stopped.
MPHDistance
2044 ft.
3082 ft.
40132 ft.
50192 ft.
60264 ft.
70346 ft.
80440 ft.

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Braking Distance*

From 20 mph - after you get your foot on the pedal.
(Reaction time add another 22 feet to the figures shown.)
On Glare Ice at 25 degreesDistance% Improvement
Regular Tires150 ft. -
Snow Tires151 ft. - 1%
Studded Snow Tires120 ft.19%
Reinforced Tire Chains75 ft.50%
On Loosely Packed SnowDistance% Improvement
Regular Tires60 ft.-
Snow Tires52 ft.13%
Reinforced Tire Chains38 ft.37%

* Tests based on rear drive vehicles

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Traction Rating*

On Glare Ice at 25 degreesRating% Improvement
Regular Tires100-
Snow Tires12828%
Studded Snow Tires318218%
Reinforced Tire Chains730630%
On Loosely Packed SnowRating% Improvement
Snow Tires15151%
Reinforced Tire Chains413313%

* Tests based on rear drive vehicles

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Life Expectancy Table

Expectation of Life at Single Years of Age, United States 1986 - All races
AgeBoth SexesMaleFemale
074.871.378.3
174.671.178.0
273.670.277.0
372.769.276.1
471.768.275.1
570.767.374.1
669.866.373.1
768.865.372.2
867.864.371.2
966.863.370.2
1065.862.469.2
1164.861.468.2
1263.860.467.2
1362.959.466.2
1461.958.465.2
1569.957.564.3
1659.956.563.3
175955.662.3
185854.661.3
1957.153.760.4
2056.252.859.4
2155.2519.958.4
2254.351.057.5
2353.350.156.5
2452.449.255.5
2551.548.254.6
2650.547.353.6
2749.646.452.6
2848.745.551.7
2947.744.650.7
3046.843.749.7
3145.842.748.8
3244.941.847.8
3344.040.946.8
3443.040.045.9
3542.139.144.9
3641.238.244.0
3740.237.343.0
3839.336.442.1
3938.435.541.1
4037.434.540.2
4136.533.639.2
4235.632.838.3
4334.731.937.3
4433.831.036.4
4532.930.135.5
4632.029.234.6
4731.128.433.7
4830.227.532.8
4929.426.631.8
5028.525.831.0
5127.625.030.1
5226.824.129.2
5326.023.328.3
5425.122.527.5
5524.321.826.6
5623.521.025.8
5722.720.224.9
5821.919.524.1
5921.218.823.3
6020.418.022.5
6119.717.321.7
6218.916.720.9
6318.216.020.1
6417.515.319.4
6516.814.718.6
6616.214.117.9
6715.513.417.1
6814.812.816.4
6914.212.215.7
7013.611.715.0
7112.911.114.3
7212.410.613.7
7311.810.113.0
7411.29.612.4
7510.79.111.7
7610.18.611.1
779.68.210.5
789.17.79.9
798.67.39.4
808.16.98.8
817.76.58.3
827.26.17.8
836.85.87.3
846.45.56.8
856.05.26.4

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