INVESTIGATION INVOLVING HEAVY VEHICLES

This involvement of heavy vehicles in motor vehicle collisions is often spectacular in the visible end result and likewise generates a great deal of emotive reaction from the press, public and government. This paper sets out to point out the considerations in the interpretation of evidence at the scene of an incident involving a heavy vehicle and what needs to be gathered at the time of attendance at the scene and inspection of the vehicle. In particular it will look at the tyre marks left by these vehicles and the measurement of friction values for truck tyres when evaluating the scene. The essential measurements required from a heavy vehicle in order to establish "roll over speeds" and swept paths will be considered. In conclusion the need for careful examination of the physical evidence to assist in the determination of the points discussed in the paper will be emphasised. (a) For the record of the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no 868510.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 379-88

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-86856-989-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM