HEAVY TRUCK INVOLVEMENT IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

This report investigates the involvement of heavy truck accidents in Saskatchewan. Traffic accident profiles are presented in a variety of tables and charts to better understand the relationship and profiles of heavy truck accidents. Straight truck accidents are compared to accidents involving articulated units. A review is made of heavy trucks involved in fatal accidents. An analysis is made of double trailer accidents. Involvement rates are compared for different vehicle categories. The report concludes that heavy trucks are not involved in a disproportionate number of traffic accidents and that straight trucks, semi-trailer units and double trailer units have different accident profiles. One half the double trailer accidents are single vehicle occurrences. The operators of the lighter vehicles contribute more often to the factors resulting in a fatal collision. The report recommends further study and research into truck safety and accidents because the total number of heavy truck accidents are of a magnitude to warrant concern and action.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation, Canada

    Traffic Safety Engineering Branch, 1855 Victoria Avenue
    Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V5,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • POPOFF, A J
  • Publication Date: 1982-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 238
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM