How Accurate are Witness Distance Estimates Given in Car Lengths?

This article describes how accident reconstructionist believe that eye witness accounts of distance estimates in a crash are usually wrong because the eye witness finds it hard to estimate separation distances. The article focuses on the accuracy of using eye witness and driver estimates of distance using car lengths to conduct accident reconstruction or predicting a driver's behavior prior to a crash.

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  • Authors:
    • Rose, Nathan
    • Carter, Neal
    • Kreisher, John
    • Randolph, Martin
    • Neal, william
    • Danaher, David
  • Publication Date: 2016


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01609048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2016 8:57AM