THE UNSAFE DRIVING ACTS OF MOTORISTS IN THE VICINITY OF LARGE TRUCKS

In 1996 large trucks composed 8% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes; however, truck-involved crashes resulted in 12% of the total fatalities. Occupants of large trucks compose only 14% of the fatalities resulting from fatal truck crashes; 86% of the fatalities occur outside the truck, to pedestrians, cyclists, and primarily, the occupants of passenger vehicles. By identifying behaviors that lead to collisions between passenger vehicles and large trucks, countermeasures can be developed to further reduce the incidence and severity of crashes. This tech brief summarizes a study concerning unsafe driving acts (UDAs) of motorists in the vicinity of large trucks. UDAs are defined as motorist behaviors that contribute to collisions.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Tech Brief
    • Publisher: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00789184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MCRT-00-002
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2000 12:00AM