RECREATIONAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION STUDY. VOLUME 1

The study covers the analysis of 969 bi-level reported recreational vehicle accident investigations involving 981 recreational vehicles during the two year period from January 1, 1974 through December 31, 1975. Also included, for purposes of enhancing the bi-level study, were sixty-five in-depth investigations of human, vehicular, and environmental factors involved in recreational vehicle accidents and determinations of recreational vehicle exposure and accident involvement rates and risk indices. This volume describes driver, vehicle and highway characteristics of the study area, recreational vehicle exposure rates, accident involvement rates, and risk indices. Also discussed are data collection and analysis methodologies, recreational vehicle high accident locations, in-depth accident investigations and multivariate combinations of bi-level accident data. Conclusions are drawn with respect to (1) the relative contribution of recreational vehicles to the highway safety problem, (2) overrepresented driver groups, vehicle types, highway features, ambient conditions and accident types for the recreational vehicle population at risk, and (3) needed corrective actions. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated 1975, PB-241863.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Department of Civil Engineering
    176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hutchinson, J W
    • Sayre, R V
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 291 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-631 Final Rpt., UK-766-VOL-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-201-3-766
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM