Fail to stand accidents at traffic signals

In South Australia a driver making a right turn at an intersection which is not controlled by a roundabout, is required to give way to all conflicting vehicles coming from the opposite direction. If a driver fails to obey this rule and his vehicle collides with a vehicle proceeding straight through in the opposite direction, the event is described as a fail to stand accident. Considerable increases in the occurrence of these accidents (involving right turning vehicles) usually follow the signalisation of an intersection. This paper examines the characteristics of problem locations, times of the accidents, relationship of the accidents to traffic volumes and signals aspects, visibility, age and sex of offenders with the results being used to evaluate several suggested causes for these accidents.


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  • Accession Number: 01441847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:52PM