A MULTIDISCIPLINARY CRASH STUDY TEAM SUMMARY REPORT

THIRTY CRASH INCIDENTS IN WHICH THERE WAS PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, FATALITY OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF WERE STUDIED. THE CASES WERE SELECTED PRIMARILY ON THE BASIS THAT AN INVOLVED VEHICLE BE OF THE MODEL YEAR 1968 OR LATER. CERTAIN CASES WHICH DID NOT MEET THE CRITERIA OF VEHICLE YEAR WERE SELECTED BASED ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL MERIT AND PARTICULAR RELATIONSHIP TO A CHARACTERISTIC NOT RELATED TO MODEL YEAR OF VEHICLE SUCH AS, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING HAZARDS, HUMAN FACTORS INVOLVEMENT OR ASSIGNMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. IT WAS FOUND THAT DRIVER LICENSING TECHNIQUES ARE INADEQUATE AND ALCOHOL PLAYS A MOST SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN FATAL VEHICULAR CRASHES. VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING OCCUPANTS WITH SAFE PACKAGING, IS NOT ADEQUATE FOR TODAY'S DRIVING HABITS. IT IS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ROADWAY DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract FH-11-7224
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Coral Gables, FL  USA  33124
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1973 12:00AM