This paper considers accident causation in terms of the vehicle-environment-road user system. An investigation by an interdisciplinary team (mechanical engineer, psychologist, surgeon and traffic engineer) of a total sample of 625 accidents in rural and urban areas, shows the road user factor, either alone or in combination, to be present in 90% account for 4.3%, and in combination for 19% of accidents. This low including indicates that recent legislation to improve vehicle safety will affect the causal aspects of only a small proportion of accidents. Tables and diagrams show the distribution of causal factors and of road user errors in accidents, and the frequency and distribution of injuries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Scottish Department of Health

    Edinburgh, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • CLAYTON, A B
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 277-280
  • Serial:
    • Health Bulletin
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Scottish Department of Health

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1996 12:00AM