PRE-PROGRAMMED ACCIDENTS WITH CAR TRANSPORTERS

VORPROGRAMMIERTE UNFAELLE BEI PKW-TRANSPORTERN

FROM AN ANALYSIS OF THE ACCIDENTS OF A LARGE GERMAN FIRM DEALING WITH SPECIAL CAR TRANSPORTERS IT WAS PROVED THAT 75% OF THE ACCIDENTS OF THIS FIRM COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO THREE GROUPS OF CAUSES, NAMELY, TURNING IN OR OUT OF SIDE ROADS, REVERSING AND LOADING AND UNLOADING. MANY ACCIDENTS CAN - PRESUPPOSING CAREFUL DRIVING - BE AVOIDED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF MINOR DESIGN MODIFICATIONS. FOR INSTANCE THE FIXING OF A SECOND REAR-VIEW MIRROR CAN IMPROVE THE SPATIAL COORDINATION BETWEEN THE REAR OF THE TRANSPORTER AND A PARKED VEHICLE OR OTHER OBSTACLE. MANY OF THE CARS CARRIED BY THE TRANSPORTER ARE BRAND NEW VEHICLES; THESE ARE IN GENERAL COVERED WITH A PROTECTIVE WAX COATING WHICH IMPAIRS VISIBILITY DURING UNLOADING OF THE CARS. THIS COULD BE IMPROVED BY THE USE OF AN EXTERIOR MIRROR PROVIDED WITH A MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT. THE RISK OF ACCIDENTS COULD BE REDUCED BY THIS MEANS. THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS ARE THEREFORE URGED TO INCLUDE THESE ITEMS IN THEIR ATTACHMENTS CATALOGUES FOR CAR TRANSPORTERS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Information Verlag

    Obere Hauptstrasse 13, Postfach 131
    D-7634 Kippenheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • DANNER, M
    • ANSELM, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22-4
  • Serial:
    • Verkehrsunfall
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Information Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01292606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:34AM