INTERRELATIONSHIP OF VEHICLE MASS RATIO WITH ACCIDENTS IN MIXED TRAFFIC

UBER MASSENVERHAELTNISSE BIEFAHRZEUGUNFAELLEN IM GEMISCHTEN STRASSENVERKEHR

In mixed road traffic, vehicles of different masses may collide. In general, the occupants of the heavier vehicle have a greater chance of survival. By adopting the front structure characteristics, the chance of survival for the occupants in the lighter vehicle can be improved (compatibility). But this adaptation can only be provided if the relevant vehicle mass ratios are known, and if it is known as well, which will be the lightest vehicle reasonably to be taken into account of in connection with these considerations. For this purpose, the mass distribution of the vehicles involved in road traffic is statistically calculated; from these figures, the probability of collision of vehicles of a certain mass ratio can be derived.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schmid, W
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM