HOW ABOUT THE AVERAGE DRIVER IN A CRITICAL SITUATION? CAN HE REALLY BE HELPED BY PRIMARY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT?

Since primary safety is the unique possibility to protect automobilists in half of the crashes, it needs to quantify the efficiency of these systems. This paper considers that a primary safety system is efficient, provided that it avoids dead or injured people. Both the driver and the system have to be trailed at the same time. The anti- lock braking system (ABS) has recently been studied through a 100- drivers experiment. Although the ABS is famous, it appears that most drivers don't know how it works and misused it. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 864606.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 805-810

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM