MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING COLLISION WITH FIXED OBJECTS

THIS REPORT PRESENTS INFORMATION ON A SAMPLE OF MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS WITH UTILITY POLES AND OTHER TYPES OF FIXED OBJECTS. THE ACCIDENTS SELECTED FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS WERE RAN OFF ROAD AND COLLISION WITH FIXED OBJECT ACCIDENTS OCCURRING IN NEW YORK STATE DURING THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 12-18, 1971. COLLIDING WITH GUARDRAILS WAS THE MOST FREQUENT FIXED OBJECT COLLISION TYPE FOLLOWED BY COLLISION WITH TELEPHONE (UTILITY) POLES, TREES, AND LIGHT POLES. AN ANALYSIS OF TELEPHONE POLE COLLISION LOSS IS PRESENTED. THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL COSTS OF SUCH COLLISIONS AS WELL AS THE ESTIMATED NET SAVINGS FROM THE ELIMINATION OF VEHICLE TELEPHONE POLE COLLISIONS ARE CALCULATED. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE INFORMATION DERIVED MAY BE APPLICABLE TO EVALUATING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE UNDERGROUND PLACEMENT OF TELEPHONE LINES. TABLES PRESENTING INFORMATION ON THE FREQUENCY, DAMAGE COSTS, CAUSES, WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS, AND LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENTS STUDIED ARE INCLUDED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Governor Nelson A Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY  USA  12228
  • Authors:
    • Newcomb, F D
    • Negri, D B
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM