Summaries are presented of sixteen papers relating to accidents, injury and driver behavior. The subjects covered include rear-end "chain-type" accidents on British motorways, head and neck injuries to car occupants wearing safety belts in frontal collisions, and the frequency and severity of injurines to the occupants of cars subjected to different types of impact in accidents. Factors affecting the severity of injury to adult pedestrians involved in road accidents are covered, as well as the separation of the effects of driver and of vehicle on the type of accident. Some characteristics of road traffic accidents (from police reports) are analysed. Analysis is also reported of national statistics of overtaking and road accidents. Other papers presented here include the following: The use of accident analysis in improving vehicle design; overturning in single-vehicle accidents: vehicle stability related to frequency of overturning for different models of car; Car characteristics: their contribution to accident risk; Use of OSIRIS package in the analysis of road accident data; Research into driver behavior; Factors influencing the frequency of road accidents in London; The frequency of road accidents; and The examination of the results of some observations of driver behavior.

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    University College London

    Centre for Transport Studies, Gower Street
    London,   United Kingdom  WC1E 6BT
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  • Accession Number: 00127964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM