A preliminary study on a interdisciplinary project "commuting accidents" is presented. One part of the project concerns the commuting system, the other medical aspects of the accidents. The aim of the project is to study all sorts of accidents with personal injury occurring on commuting modes. The summary is concentrated on one group of the population, women who commute using public means of transportation. They were 21% of the working population but they had 38% of the time of impairment. This difference depends on a higher risk-figure and a longer average time of impairment. This study did not explain this difference, but the results hint that the strategic parts of the journey are the walks to and from the stopping-places. Especially dangerous was the walk to the stopping-place and to work. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Meeting on the Mechanics of Injury.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • ALDMAN, B
    • Forsström, Åke
    • Samuelsson, Y
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 260-269
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM