ACCIDENT RATES AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THREE-WHEELED CARS COMPARED WITH OTHER CARS

Analysis of the national injury accident data shows that single vehicle accidents involving three-wheeled cars occur at more than three times the rate for other cars. The overall injury accident rate is however, only about 30 per cent greater. Handling tests representing cornering and overtaking manoeuvres showed that on all except very slippery surfaces, one model of three-wheeled car had a lower performance than one model of four-wheeled car because it tended to overturn before reaching limiting adhesion. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Kolmes, K E
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL SR 115 UC
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM