ANALYSIS OF ROAD ACCIDENTS

UN ANALISIS DE LOS ACCIDENTES DE TRANSITO

400 accidents which occurred in buenos aires during 1967 and which represent 40% of the total number of accidents are analyzed in detail. The analysis is divided as follows: monthly, daily and hourly distribution of accidents and casualties, classification of accidents per types, main factors recurring in these accidents, and economic evaluation of the latter. It was found that the main causes of accidents were: the human factor (driver or pedestrian) which accounted for 84% of accidents; the road for 9% and the vehicle 7%. A more detailed study showed the following results: driver/pedestrian factor: excess speed (2%), carelessness (53%), drunkenness (3%), other causes 24%; road factor: wet road (43%), bad weather conditions (27%), bad road conditions (11%), bad visibility caused by vegetation or obstruction (8%), animals roaming on the road (7%), defective shoulders (3%), other causes (7%); vehicle factor: lighting defects (33%), defective brakes (19%), punctures (5%), other mechanical faults (9%). The number of the covering abstract is IRRD Abstract No. 100834. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministerio de Obras Publicas

    C/7 Numero 1175, La Plato
    Buenos Aires,   Argentina 
  • Authors:
    • Bandel, E
    • Yanez, J
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

Language

  • Spanish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM