EFFECTS ON ROAD ACCIDENTS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROPOSALS TO INCREASE USE OF RUNNING LIGHTS IN FINLAND

EFFEKT PA TRAFIKOLYCKOR AV REKOMMENDERAD OCH PAKALLAD ONVANDNING AV VARSELLJUS I FINLAND

The purpose of the study has been to investigate, on the basis of finnish statistics, the effect of daytime vehicle lighting, "running lights", on road accidents. The relevance to this road safety precaution of finnish figures concerning accidents occurring on the national road network and reported to the police is connected with the fact that various measures have been taken to increase the use of running lights in Finland outside urban areas during the winter period and that these measures have resulted in a very high frequency of use. The conclusion is that although the analysis of the effect on accidents of the use of running lights is hampered by other precautions and by variations in external conditions, the results obtained from the finnish statistics strongly indicate that the use of running lights do a great deal to reduce accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

    Olaus Magnus vaeg 35
    Linkoeping,   Sweden  SE-581 95
  • Authors:
    • Andersson, K
    • Nilsson, G
    • Sulusjarvi, M
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rapport Nr 102
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM