TRUCK ACCIDENT STUDY: REPORT OF PROCEDURES AND FINDINGS

DATA ON 1,029 TRUCK ACCIDENTS WERE ANALYZED AND OTHER ACCIDENT REPORTS SURVEYED. DATA HELPED TO ESTABLISH THE FREQUENCY OF VARIOUS KINDS OF ACCIDENTS UNDER WIDELY VARYING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND VEHICLE CONDITIONS. GUIDELINES CONCERNING INJURIES AND FATALITIES TO DRIVERS, PASSENGERS, AND PEDESTRIANS WERE ESTABLISHED. THE MOST FREQUENT TRACTOR- TRAILER ACCIDENT IS COLLISION WITH A PASSENGER CAR, FOLLOWED BY SINGLE-VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND COLLISION WITH ANOTHER TRACTOR-TRAILER. OTHER FACTORS FOUND SIGNIFICANT WERE DRINKING BY TRUCK DRIVERS, DEFECTS IN THE VEHICLES, SPEED, AND SEAT BELT USAGE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ernst and Ernst

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1968-8

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  • Accession Number: 00220655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1970 12:00AM