ANALYSIS OF COLLISIONS INVOLVING REAR VISION

THE PROPORTION AND SEVERITY OF ACCIDENTS BELIEVED TO INVOLVE REAR VISION WERE ANALYZED. THE DATA WERE TAKEN FROM MICHIGAN'S OAKLAND AND WASHTENAW COUNTIES. IN THESE COUNTIES, RESPECTIVELY, LESS THAN 3.0% AND 1.4% OF ALL TWO-OR-MORE-VEHICLE COLLISIONS INVOLVED REAR VISION; THE SEVERITY OF THESE COLLISIONS WAS LESS THAN THE AVERAGE OF THE OTHER TWO-OR-MORE-VEHICLE COLLISIONS. WE CONCLUDE THAT THESE REAR-VISION COLLISIONS MAY BE REDUCED BY IMPROVING THE FIELD OF VIEW TO THE REAR, PARTICULARLY THE RIGHT REAR. LOW-COST METHODS, SUCH AS CONVEX MIRRORS, SEEM TO BE WARRANTED BASED ON THE ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND ON EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 4-5, 3 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    /Hit Lab Reports
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mortimer, R G
    • Vandermey, T J
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00221355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM