THE WEATHER AND ACCIDENT FREQUENCY

WETTER UND UNFALLHAEUFIGKEIT

CYCLONIC WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE A GREATER INFLUENCE ON ACCIDENT OCCURRENCE THAN THOSE OBJECTIVELY DETERMINABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHICH ADVERSLY AFFECT ATMOSPHERIC AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND APPLY TO ALL IN RELATION TO THE DRIVING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE. THIS IS SHOWN BY COMPARISON OF THE AVERAGES FOR ACCIDENT AND INJURY FREQUENCY WHICH OCCUR ON DAYS WHEN CYCLONIC WEATHER CONDITIONS PREVAIL AND ON DAYS UNAFFECTED BY CYCLONIC INFLUENCE. A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF CORRELATIONS PRODUCED EVIDENCE THAT PROLONGED RAINFALL CAUSES AN INCREASE IN THE FREQUENCY OF ACCIDENTS AND INJURY. THIS HOWEVER DID NOT OCCUR TO THE SAME EXTENT AS IN THE CASE OF CYCLONIC WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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  • Accession Number: 01304354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 3781208869
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:53AM