This study investigated 7230 road traffic accidents which took place in Bedfordshire between 1 January 1983 and 31 December 1985. The objective of the study was to identify and investigate the main behavioural causes of accidents in each road user/age group so that future education, training and publicity programmes could be more effective. The data used were obtained from the accident record data recorded by the Bedfordshire police. These data were classified by: a) the following age groupings ( 0-4,5-9, 10-14, 15-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 years and over); b) the following transportation types (pedestrian, pedal cyclist, rider of two wheeled motor vehicle; car driver; light van; and heavy goods vehicle). Records of the light and weather conditions at the time of the accident were also analysed, as were the sex of the road user, the accident location, road classification and number and type of all vehicles involved. The causes of accidents were provided for each of the main categories of road user (pedestrian, pedal cyclist, two wheeled motor vehicle rider, light van and lorry drivers). Accident rates quoted took into account the percentage of each road user type. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bedfordshire County Council

    Bedfordshre Road Safety, County Hall
    Bedford, Bedfordshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1988

Media Info

  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM