ACCIDENT RECORDS AND TRAFFIC REGULATION: SOME IMPLICATIONS OF COST AND ORGANIZATION

THERE IS A FAIRLY DEVELOPED CONSENSUS THAT THE MEANS FOR SECURING THE GREATEST RESULTS IN THE DIRECTION OF SAFER AND MORE EFFICIENT HIGHWAY OPERATION INCLUDE: (1) THE CONTROL OF LICENSING THROUGH TRAINING AND EXAMINATION; (2) THE INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND THEIR PROPER CONDITIONING; (3) A DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF WHEN, WHERE AND HOW ACCIDENTS OCCUR; (4) A RECORD OF ACCIDENTS SO MAINTAINED AS TO FACILITATE THE DETERMINATION OF PROXIMATE AND CONTRIBUTORY CAUSES; (5) A SYSTEM OF HIGHWAY PATROL; (6) METHODS OF DETECTING VIOLATIONS OF TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND OF FAIR, REASONABLE AND CERTAIN ENFORCEMENT; (7) A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DRIVER HAVING MORE THAN HIS SHARE OF ACCIDENTS; (8) A SYSTEM OF RECORDS SUITED TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ESSENTIAL FACTS RELATING TO ACCIDENTS. ASSUMING THAT PRESENT INDICATIONS AS TO THE PREREQUISITES CITED ARE SOUND, AND THAT THESE WILL BE EVENTUALLY REPRESENTED BY MORE OR LESS UNIFORM ADOPTION AND ORGANIZATION THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, IT APPEARS THAT THE COSTS MAY AMOUNT TO THE FOLLOWING: (1) FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN THE NEEDED PLANT, DEPENDING ON EXTENT OF DEVELOPMENT, FROM $76,600,000 TO $124,000,000. (2) FOR ANNUAL OPERATING CHARGES FROM $169,000,000 TO $366,200,000. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 17, ParT I, PP 435 - 443
  • Authors:
    • James, E W
    • Mcintyre, L W
    • Morrison, R L
    • Burch, J S
  • Discussers:
    • Marsh, B
  • Publication Date: 1938

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 1937. Part I
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM