INTERACTING ROLES OF ROAD ENVIRONMENT VEHICLE AND ROAD USER IN ACCIDENTS

This paper describes the outcome of a multi-disciplinary depth investigation undertaken specifically to increase understanding of how and why accidents occur and to assess the relative importance of different contributory factors and their interactions. The investigation is based on data from a survey of road accidents which occurred in south east Berkshire between 1970 and 1974. The statistics of the accidents attended are presented under the categories of road user, road environment and vehicle. The relative importance of different factors as main contributors to the occurrence of accidents is established. This paper was presented to the 5th International Conference of the International Association for Accident and Traffic medicine, and the 3rd International Conference on Drug Abuse of the International Council and Alcohol and Addiction, London, 1-5 September, 1975. /TRRL/

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • SABEY, B E
    • Staughton, G C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00137780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM