COMPARATIVE ACCIDENT RATES FOR PASSENGERS BY MODE OF TRANSPORT - A RE-VISIT

The article presents passenger casualty rates per billion passenger kilometres, concentrating on changes that have occurred in assumptions made in carrying out the calculations presenting alternative methods of regarding the information. Assumptions made on average speeds of buses, cars and rail affect casualty rates per hour of exposure. Tables give estimated casualty rates by distance of travel (passenger kilometres, vehicle kilometres); by time of exposure and number of trips. Motor cyclists have the greatest risk of injury followed by the pedal cyclist and pedestrians. Risk is considered in terms of the length of time one would have to be exposed for a one in a million chance of being killed. For the covering abstract see IRRD 875983.

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    HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE

    49, HIGH HOLBORN
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1V 6HB
  • Authors:
    • COLLINGS, H
  • Publication Date: 1994-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00720012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-5516336
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM