CAUSES AND OCCURRENCE OF ACCIDENTS ON BENDS - RESULTS OF COUNTS MADE AT ACCIDENT SITES

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AS PART OF AN ACCIDENT RESEARCH PROGRAMME 37 ACCIDENTS ON BENDS WERE STUDIED. TWO THIRDS OF THE ACCIDENTS (22) OCCURRED ON RIGHT HAND BENDS. IN ONLY 4 CASES OUT OF 19 DID STEERING AND BRAKING TAKE PLACE, WHICH SHOWS THAT A DRIVER IS STRETCHED TO HIS LIMIT IN CARRYING OUT A MANOEUVRE IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION. DRIVERS UNDER 25 AND OVER 60 YEARS OLD HAVE A HIGH DEGREE OF INVOLVEMENT, AND A THIRD (12) HAD HELD THEIR LICENCE LESS THAN A YEAR. NO RELATION WAS FOUND BETWEEN AGE AND LENGTH OF TIME A DRIVING LICENCE HAD BEEN HELD, OR BETWEEN ALCOHOL AND THE PLACE WHERE THE VEHICLE RAN OFF THE ROAD. ONLY IN ONE CASE WAS THERE NO COLLISION WITH AN OBSTACLE. A DECISIVE FACTOR IN MANY OF THE ACCIDENTS WAS OVER-REACTION WITH THE STEERING. WHETHER TECHNICAL MEANS CAN BE USED TO PREVENT THIS OVER-REACTION CAN ONLY BE VERIFIED IF THE COURSE OF THE STEERING MOVEMENT DURING THE ACCIDENT IS KNOWN.

  • Authors:
    • RAU, H
    • WANDERER, U
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 245-50
  • Serial:
    • Verkehrsunfall
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Information Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01289048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:36AM