A survey was conducted of all accidents in N. S. W. involving rigid and articulated trucks between 1 January 1968 and 31 March 1968. On the basis of the evidence available, trucks are over-represented in all reported accidents, and in accidents involving death to some road user. However, in truck-to-car collisions, truck occupants of the lighter vehicle. Truck occupants who are ejected or who jump voluntarily from the cab are more likely to be injured or killed than those who remain within the cab. Safety for truck occupants would be increased by the use of seat restraint systems and by the application of other known principles of crash protection. The fitting of crash guards to prevent under-run impact would aid to the safety of the occupants of light cars. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Dept of Motor Transport, Australia

    Rothschild Avenue, Roseberry
    Sydney, New South Wales 2018,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Henderson, M
    • SIMS, A
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM