Two sources of accident data were used to describe the accident experience of combination vehicles (tractor trailers) over a five-year period. The Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS), operated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the highway accident data prepared by the Texas Department of Public Safety form the bases of this study. The accident experience of combination vehicles is contrasted to that of passenger cars throughout the report, and while the document is generally a straightforward presentation of facts from the two data sources, obvious trends and relationships are noted.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  United States  48202
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
    • Filkins, L
    • Kaplan, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-80-51 Final Rpt., HS-030 585
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1983 12:00AM