AN ANALYSIS OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, MANEUVERS, AND DRIVER BEHAVIORS IN ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE

The specific objectives of this study were to: Develop a taxonomy of emergency traffic conflict situations; Develop a taxonomy of evasive maneuvers available to a driver appropriate to each of the above identified situations; Identify the critical driver behaviors which comprise each of the above evasive maneuvers available to a driver; Determine the probability of occurrence for each category of emergency situation identified above; Determine for each category of evasive maneuver appropriate to each identified emergency situation that was identified above the probability that a driver would successfully avoid a traffic accident by instituting that maneuver in its given situation; Determine for each critical driver behavior comprising an evasive maneuver the probability or frequency of occurrence of each behavior; and State the findings of the project in terms of the required behavioral responses necessary for accident avoidance in emergency situations. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by URS/Matrix Company and by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  USA  47401
  • Authors:
    • Drahos, R W
    • Treat, J R
    • HUME, R D
    • Hussey, S A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-14

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 300 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00960
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM