Once trucks are involved in an accident, the results are very serious in many cases. Trucks are bound more to be "accident sellers" than to be "accident buyers" in mixed traffic. This paper analyzes and reconstructs several truck-involved accidents and suggests countermeasures to prevent the accidents. In-depth case studies depict particular characteristics of trucks and truck drivers which largely contribute to accidents. The paper proposes that every driver must be educated and familiarized with different characteristics of other types of vehicles and defensive techniques of driving be developed in mixed traffic where large trucks, passenger cars, motorcycles and others share common roads. The approach is also to be applied to pedestrians and children. They should be experienced with blind areas when in the driver's seat, and then should know how to appeal themselves to the drivers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Twentieth FISITA Congress, (SAE P-143), The Automotive Future, Volume 1, Austria, 6-11 May 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Emori, R I
    • Nakajima, M
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Accession Number: 00392471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 845018, HS-037 427
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM