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.
- Record URL:
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1999-11
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 4 p.
- Tech Brief
- Publisher: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Countermeasures; Crashes; Cyclists; Drivers; Fatalities; High risk drivers; Passenger vehicles; Pedestrians; Traffic crashes; Trucks; Vehicle occupants
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Passenger Transportation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00789184
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: MCRT-00-002
- Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 29 2000 12:00AM