An analysis is presented of the "Road-Driver-Car" system into its major functional and separable components. The most vulnerable single component, namely, that single component whose failure is believed to lead to most road accidents, is then identified. This component also turns out to be the one which has so far received least practical and effective treatment, mainly due to being the most difficult to handle. An effect that influences this component is suggested and a method that is devised for putting this effect into practice, is presented. The result of such "treatment" is postulated to be "general purpose", that is, come in effect in the prevention of any kind of road accident. Also, it is intended for the general driver population and not restricted to previous offenders (who presently receive most attention while known to become responsible for only a small part of future accidents). It is aimed at the pre-danger stage, i.e., at the prevention of a critical danger to arise in the first place (rather than preventing a critical danger from turning into an accident). It is postulated that if every driver would undergo this "treatment" for something of the order of half an hour every year, total road accidents would be cut significantly. The cost of providing such an annual "treatment" is estimated in the order of 10% of an average car insurance premium. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Samon Limited

    Givataim,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • Samson, I Z
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM