CONSTRUCTION OF A COMPREHENSIVE CAUSAL NETWORK. PHASE III: FINAL REPORT (VOLUME 1)

A comprehensive causal network was constructed which gives a conceptual framework for accident-related factors. These factors are presented in graphical and tabular form. A coding scheme was developed to organize factors according to accident element (driver, vehicle, environment, traffic situation, etc.), time (long term and short term factors and events immediately preceding the crash), and hierarchical relationships. Uses of the network are discussed and recommendations for future study given. The construction of the causal network revealed gaps in information on causative factors and interactions--in particular the driver's perception and decision-making processes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2 (Phase 2), PB-275 625.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Joksch, H C
    • Reidy, JCJ
    • Ball, J T
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-591 Final Rpt., CEM-4206-583
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01506
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM