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.
- See also Volume 2 (Phase 2), PB-275 625.
Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated275 Windsor Street
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- Joksch, H C
- Reidy, JCJ
- Ball, J T
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Coding systems; Countermeasures; Crash causes; Crash investigation; Decision making; Drivers; Environment; Highway traffic; Mathematical models; Networks; Perception; Planning; Tables (Data); Time; Traffic; Traffic crashes; Vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Analyzing; Coding; Driver perception; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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