TRAM STOPS AND ROAD SAFETY

Data between 1992 and 1997 (inclusive) were used in this study, which examined crashes involving pedestrians crossing to and from tram safety zones; boarding and alighting trams at unprotected tram stops; and being struck by trams at tram safety zones; and crashes involving vehicles colliding with the concrete prows of tram safety zones. The study found that of the 53 casualty crashes where vehicles hit the tram safety zone prow as the first object hit in the crash, 75 percent resulted in the vehicle rolling over. One hundred and nine accidents involving pedestrians struck while boarding or alighting trams were recorded. Sixteen pedestrians were struck while boarding and 84 while alighting (9 unknown). There were 100 accidents involving pedestrians standing at tram safety zones being struck by trams. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200232.

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    Land Transport Safety Authority

    Level 4, 7-27 Waterloo Quay, P.O. Box 2840
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Donald, D
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00789952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-478-20643-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM