COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENTS WITH HEAVY VEHICLES

VERKELIJKENDE ANALYSE VAN ONGEVALLEN MET ZWARE VOERTUIGEN

The nature and extent of accidents with heavy vehicles: trucks and buses, is studied. Two earlier reports describe how heavy vehicles function in traffic, and present global data on accidents with heavy vehicles in the Netherlands, Europe and the United States. From these two studies a list is set up of problems which heavy vehicles can experience in traffic and which have caused accidents. The list of problems is the basis for the study described here into accidents with heavy vehicles in the Netherlands. The main conclusion is that differences in the results of accidents between heavy vehicles and cars can be explained for a great part in an acceptable way by differences in exposition. The greater part of fatal accidents of heavy vehicles can be explained mainly by the bad collision characteristics of heavy vehicles. Accidents with heavy vehicles are mostly fatal accidents. Mainly not for the vehicle occupants of the heavy vehicle but for the other collision partner.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All others refer to Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O. Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Tromp, JPM
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-30
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM