An analysis was made of accident data from a three-county area in North Carolina to identify a set of unsafe driving actions (UDA's) and determine their relative frequencies in accidents. Through field observations at accident locations, frequencies of occurrence were estimated and subsequently used to calculate relative risk factors for a selected group of UDA's (speeding, following too closely, driving left of center, running a traffic control, turning in front of oncoming traffic, and pulling in front of oncoming traffic). The frequencies of traffic citations were estimated for comparison with accident frequency and relative risks to determine any differences in accident causation and police enforcement priorities.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Lohman, L S
    • Leggett, E C
    • Stewart, J R
    • Campbell, B J
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-064 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01259
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM