Considerable effort has been expended particularly over the previous decade in the area of examining pre-crash factors in an attempt at developing appropriate highway safety countermeasures. This report summarizes the review of this field by a select panel of highway safety researchers and includes recommendations for research in accident causation over the next several years. After attempting to clarify the significance of the 'cause' of an accident, the report outlines various approaches to accident causation research and indicates the relevant data needs. The extent and type of exposure information required is addressed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Haight, F
    • Joksch, H
    • O'Day, J
    • Waller, P
    • Stutts, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-054 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM