The NHTSA Fatal Accident Reporting System file was analyzed to identify conditions under which passenger cars struck the side or rear of tractor-semitrailers. The chief finding was that most such collisions occur at night. This suggests that car drivers do not see the semitrailer soon enough to avoid striking it. Making semitrailers more visible at night should prevent some car-into-semitrailer collisions. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Kubacki, M S
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 109
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1984 12:00AM