THE ACCIDENT SYNDROME

The author's theme is that accident-analysis must include cool scientific appraisal. An accident is defined and information on the number of accidents and their cost is given. It is argued that a formula is needed for accident investigation which would produce a figure indicating the magnitude of the accident. This would produce a scale from risk-free activity to maximum disaster and would include an assessment of 'chance'. Further factors such as environment, accident proneness, risk acceptance, physical fitness, training, safety record and safety measures are all discussed and ranked on various scales to be included in this equation. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Associated Iliffe Press Limited

    Dorest House, Stamford Street
    London SE1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Miles, S
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 56-60
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM