THE PERSONAL FACTOR IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS

IT IS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED THAT THE PERSONAL FACTOR IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS IS MOST IMPORTANT. IN CONNECTICUT 75% OF THE ACCIDENTS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DRIVER, 10% TO THE PEDESTRIAN AND ONLY 13% TO ALL OTHER CAUSES. SIMILAR CONDITIONS WERE FOUND IN RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS. IT IS THEREFORE OF GREAT PRACTICAL INPORTANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THESE PERSONAL CHARACTERISITICS AND CAUSES AND HOW THEY MAY BE CONTROLLED AND THE ACCIDENTS PREVENTED. THE RESEARCH PROGRAM INSTITUTED BY THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL ON THIS PROBLEM INCLUDES: PREPARATION OF A CLASSIFIED LIST OF PERSONAL CAUSES OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS, A STUDY OF ACCIDENT REPEATERS, A SCIENTIFIC CLINICAL EXAMINATION OF DRIVERS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VARIOUS METHODS OF GIVING LICENSE EXAMINATIONS IS ALSO SUGGESTED. AN OUTLINE OF PERSONAL CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS IS PRESENTED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 8, pp 117-128, 1 TAB; part of Report of Committee on Causes and Prevention of Highway Accidents
  • Authors:
    • Williams, S J
    • Bosch, F B
  • Publication Date: 1929

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-14, 1928
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM