THE ROADSIDE SAFETY PROBLEM

This paper proposes that the goal of a strategic plan for roadside safety research should be to reduce, in the best possible way, the losses from ran-off-road crashes. Three tables, which summarize the findings of ran-off-road crash losses, are suggested as a central guide in this effort. Table 1 shows six crash types responsible for 77% of crash losses. In Table 2 the remaining 24% of losses are spread out over 14 crash types. Table 3 shows that roadside safety devices account for only 10% of crash losses. The paper explores the following: Overturn - The Leading Ran-Off-Road Loss; Guardrail - The Leading Roadside Safety Device Loss; and Emerging Trends.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 17-29
  • Monograph Title: ROADSIDE SAFETY ISSUES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 20 1995 12:00AM