PROGRESS IN PROMOTING HIGHWAY SAFETY

ACCIDENT CAUSES ARE DISCUSSED, INCLUDING FACTORS IN THE VEHICLE, THE HIGHWAY, DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS. THE DRIVER CAN GREATLY DECREASE THE PROBABILITY OF ACCIDENTS IF HE HAS A COMBINATION OF REASONABLY SOUND MIND AND BODY, SKILL AND CAUTION. ABSENCE OF THESE MAKES FOR A HIGH ACCIDENT RATE. THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS CAN BE GREATLY DECREASED BY GROUP ACTION OF FLEETS, ALSO OF COMMUNITIES INCLUDING ENGINEERING ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION. THE OUTSTANDING NEED TODAY IS TO AROUSE INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL INTEREST IN APPLYING THE REMEDIES ALREADY PROVED BY EXPERIENCE. A DEFINITE PROGRAM MUST BE ORGANIZED IN EVERY STATE AND CITY. FURTHER RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON HOW ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, ESPECIALLY ON RURAL HIGHWAYS, AND WHETHER REMEDIAL MEASURES ARE SUCCESSFUL. ESPECIALLY NEEDED IS RESEARCH ON HUMAN TRAITS AND HABITS THAT MAKE DRIVERS SAFE OR UNSAFE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 15, pp 294-299
  • Authors:
    • Williams, S J
    • Dickinson, H C
  • Publication Date: 1936

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 4-6, 1935
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM