A METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING THE ROLE OF VEHICLE HANDLING IN ACCIDENT CAUSATION. VOLUME I. TECHNICAL REPORT AND APPENDIX A

A review of the literature on the role of vehicle handling in accident causation shows that there has been much conjecture regarding the link between vehicle handling and accidents. Little of a defensible nature is apparent other than vehicle size seems to correlate with accident experience. An examination of available mass accident data also shows this apparent size effect as well as some correlations between (1) vehicle track width and rollover accidents, (2) driver age and size of car, (3) size of car and accidents on curves, and (4) driver age and accidents on curves.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dunlap, D F
    • Segel, L
    • Preston, F L
    • Cooley, P
    • Brown, B C
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 267 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-261 Final Rpt., UM-HSRI-76-12-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00942
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM