CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUCKS IN SINGLE AND TWO-VEHICLE FATAL CRASHES

The influence of truck size (or weight) on occupant injury severity in one and two vehicle fatal crashes was the subject of this exploratory investigation. The analyses were based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Accident File (FAF) for the January 1973 - June 1974 period. Exposure and environmental parameters - as well as impact types - were compared for different sizes of truck.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wuerdemann, H
    • Belew, W W
    • Helfand, R M
    • Holter, W A
    • Overbey, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7113 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-812
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-357-3-721
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM