The circumstances leading up to the occurrence of road accidents are so complex that a reliable assessment of accident causation can only be made with detailed knowledge of the many aspects of road environment, vehicle and road user which may have contributed to the accidents. This report describes in detail the techniques adopted for an On-the-Spot investigation into accident causation starting with attendance at the scene and ending with a full assessment of the contributing factors. The organisation, staffing, investigating and analytical procedures used are described; difficulties encountered and possible improvements in technique are also discussed. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Staughton, G C
    • Storie, V J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Lab Rept. 762
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM