CHARACTERISTICS OF LARGE - TRUCK ACCIDENTS AS REPRESENTED IN TEXAS ACCIDENT DATA AT HSRI

HSRI-maintained data on large-truck accidents were assessed to establish which files contain the most useful information, to establish what those data show about large-truck accidents, and to develop recommendations on means of improving the quality of data collection on large-truck accidents. Police-reported accident data for the State of Texas were found to be the best available data, but they contain several weaknesses, which are discussed. Findings concerning large-truck accidents are presented in terms of temporal, roadway, weather, accident configuration, truck type, injury frequency and severity factors. In addition, truck and passenger car involvements are compared. Recommendations are presented concerning the necessity of improving the classification of truck types, the collection of vehicle data, and the development of a truck damage scale. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  USA  48202
  • Authors:
    • GREEN, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-SA-75-12, HS-018-006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1989 12:00AM