DETERMINATION OF REACTION TIME IN REAL ACCIDENTS

DIE ERMITTLUNG DER REAKTIONSDAUER IM REALEN UNFALLGESCHEHEN

THE PROBLEMS OF AND NEED FOR A UNIFORM CONCEPTION OF REACTION TIME AMONG DOCTORS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, LEGISLATORS AND SAFETY TECHNICIANS IS DISCUSSED. ON THE BASIS OF TESTS COMMENT IS MADE ON THE JURISDICTION OF THE HIGH COURTS WHICH TAKE AS A BASIS A JOINT REACTION AND BRAKE RESPONSE TIME OF 1 SECOND. THE STUDY SHOWS THAT REACTION TIME OF THE DRIVER/VEHICLE SYSTEM DEPENDS ABOVE ALL ON THE TRAFFIC SITUATION. THE MORE APPARENT THE DANGER, THE QUICKER IS THE REACTION TIME. THE LOWER LIMIT OF 0.6 SECONDS DETERMINED IN TESTS WAS NOT EXCEEDED IN REAL ACCIDENTS. THE UPPER LIMIT OF REACTION TIME IS PROBABLY CONSIDERABLY HIGHER IN REAL ACCIDENTS THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED ON THE BASIS OF LABORATORY AND ROAD TESTS. AN UPPER LIMIT OF 1.4 - 1.5 SECONDS IS BETTER SUITED FOR COVERING THE WHOLE RANGE OF SAFETY, AND EVEN THIS IS ONLY UNDER OPTIMUM CONDITIONS. FURTHER STUDIES ON THIS ARE NEEDED. THE COVERING ABSTRACT FOR THE CONFERENCE IS IRRD NO 311057.

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  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 378-93
  • Monograph Title: KONGRESSBERICHT JAHRESTAGUNG 1979 DER DEUTSCHEN GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERKEHRSMEDIZIN E.V., GEMEINSAM MIT DER DEUTSCHEN VERKEHRSWACHT E.V., 30. MAERZ BIS 1. APRIL 1979, KOELN
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01289286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:42AM