CRASHWORTHINESS OF LARGE-TRUCK CABS

This study begins with an examination of the trends in large-truck occupant fatalities since 1980. Accidents involving rollover and frontal impacts are shown to be the primary collision types resulting in driver fatality. The relationship of ejection, entrapment, and fire to these collision types is also illustrated. Estimates are developed from nine years of data in the UMTRI trucks Involved in Fatal Accident (TIFA) files, 1980-1988, and from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) General Estimates System (GES) files for 1988-1989. A subset of the TIFA files was created that included all driver fatalities in the U.S. over the same time period as the NTSB study. This file shows that the NTSB cases are generally representative of the national experience except for some over-representation of doubles and older cabover tractors.

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    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, K L
    • Sullivan, K P
  • Publication Date: 1992-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-13
  • Serial:
    • UMTRI Research Review
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0739-7100

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00621037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 358
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1996 12:00AM