TRAFFIC INJURY MINIMIZATION FOR TRUCK AND BUS DRIVERS

Occupational injuries to Swedes are registered with the Swedish Board of Occupational Health and Safety when the injured is sick-listed. Sixty percent of 227 fatal occupational injuries including injuries en route to or from work in Sweden in 1980 were caused by traffic violence. According to an analysis of fatally and non-fatally injured truck and bus drivers, their traffic injuries were caused by the following circumstances: (1) Truck drivers were seriously injured in frontal collisions, in part because deformation zones are lacking on vehicles without hoods; (2) Safety belts were not used, and injuries resulted from rollovers and fling-outs or contacts with the steering-wheel, dash-board or cabin roof; (3) Overturning of vehicles preceded the injuries in 28 cases or 18% of a sample of 156 truck drivers occupationally injured in the traffic; (4) Ejection of truck drivers occurred in six cases or 4% of the same sample; (5) Unpadded spokes of steering wheels caused injuries when the wheel was forced to rotate by uneven structures in the ground; and (6) Lack of head-rests or insufficient ones contributed to head and neck injuries by rear impacts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 8-10, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    P.O. Box 222
    Morton Grove, IL  United States  60053
  • Authors:
    • CARLSSON, J
    • JARL, T
    • THORSON, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 91-102
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, DENVER, COLORADO, USA, OCTOBER 8-10, 1984. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE MEDICINE

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM