ACCIDENT BLACK SPOTS ALSO IN VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION?

UNFALLBRENNPUNKTE AUCH IM KRAFTFAHRZEUGBESTAND?

IN ACCIDENT RESEARCH IT IS ALWAYS ASSUMED THAT THERE IS EQUALITY IN THE VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION, IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE REALLY DISTINCT DIFFERENCES (E.G. FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE, NORMAL DRIVE AND REAR ENGINE MOUNTING/REAR AXLE DRIVE). FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ACCIDENT AND ROAD DATA BANK PERMIT ONE TO DETECT WITHOUT DIFFICULTIES ACCIDENT BLACK SPOTS IN THE VEHICLE MAKE-UP. THE FEDERAL OFFICE FOR VEHICLES HAS NOT ONLY STORED SIGNIFICANT TECHNICAL DATA FOR EVERY VEHICLE ON THE ROADS: IN AN INDIRECT WAY, VIA TYPE AND CONSTRUCTION CODE IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO ASCERTAIN OTHER TECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF A VEHICLE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. IT IS MERELY NECESSARY TO RECALL THE TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE VEHICLE FROM THE VEHICLE DATA BANK IN FLENSBURG AND FIT THESE INTO THE ACCIDENT DATA FROM THE POLICE. AS CASE STUDIES NOW SUGGEST A CLOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN VEHICLE TYPE AND TYPE OF ACCIDENT, THE QUESTION OF CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION. AS AN EXAMPLE IT IS SHOWN THAT COMING OFF AT A BEND IS PROBABLY INFLUENCED DECISIVELY BY THE TYPE OF DRIVE OR BY THE DESIGN OF THE SUSPENSION, RESPECTIVELY. CERTAIN SUSPENSIONS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERREPRESENTED IN CASES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS IN THE WET - THIS SUGGESTS THAT THERE ARE NOT ONLY ACCIDENT BLACK SPOTS IN A ROAD NETWORK, BUT THAT THEY EXIST ALSO IN THE VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION.

  • Corporate Authors:

    GESELLSCHAFT FUER URSACHENFORSCHUNG VON VERKEHRSUNFAELLEN E.V., KOELN (DEU)

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  • Authors:
    • ENGELS, K
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10-1
  • Monograph Title: ANMERKUNGEN ZUM DVR SICHERHEITSTRAINING "GEFAHREN ERKENNEN - VERMEIDEN - BEWAELTIGEN". EIN ERFAHRUNGSBERICHT
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01300853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:00AM