A FUTURE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH

THE MAGNITUDE OF LOSSES FROM HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS DEMANDS SYSTEMATIC, CAREFULLY PLANNED RESEARCH STUDIES. FORTUNATELY, THE SCOPE AND NUMBERS OF SUCH EFFORTS ARE REACHING UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS. MAJOR THRUSTS IN HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH HAVE DEVELOPED IN A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS, AND MORE WIDELY DIVERSIFIED DISCIPLINES AND SKILLS ARE NOW BEING DIRECTED TOWARD ACCIDENT RESEARCH THAN EVER BEFORE' 1. PHARMACOLOGISTS AND PATHOLOGISTS ARE BEGINNING TO STUDY COMPLEX BLOOD-ALCOHOL-DRUG EFFECTS ON DRIVING, 2. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE TRACING DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER SOCIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS TO ACCIDENTS, 3. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE STUDYING SIGNS, MARKINGS AND OTHER VISUAL DISPLAYS IN HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED LABORATORIES, 4. HIGH-SPEED COMPUTERS ARE ENABLING STATISTICIANS TO APPLY THE MOST COMPLEX FACTORIAL MODELS TO MASS ACCIDENT DATA ANALYSES, IN THE ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES, BROAD-SCALE STUDIES ARE IN PROGRESS ON SUCH ASPECTS AS THE MECHANISM OF VEHICLE FAILURE IN CRASHES, DYNAMIC STABILITY OF TRUCK-TRAILER COMBINATIONS, AND RELATIONSHIPS OF GEOMETRIC DESIGN ALTERNATIVES TO ACCIDENT LIKELIHOOD. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 58-59
  • Monograph Title: Highway safety: 1963 and 1964
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM