The aim of the book is to broaden the definition of what is termed a clue breaking away from the more conventional approach to accident investigations and making all types of accident amenable to the techniques of the accident investigator. The 8 sections of the book deal with the following topics: (1) the accident scene; (2) estimating possible speeds: corner and approach; (3) estimation of possible speeds: vehicle type and design; (4) visibility limits and approach lines; (5) recording the scene; (6) handling characteristics: tyres; (7) handling characteristics: steering and suspension; (8) handling characteristics: brakes. Reconstructions based on case histories illustrate the sections. For abstract of volume 1, see IRRD 246259. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Pitman Education Limited

    39 Parker Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Byatt, R
    • Watts, R
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 173 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 273 01600 8
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM