STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT FACTORS. VOLUME II: SUMMARY REPORT
Procedures for conducting statistical analyses of commercial vehicle accidents have been established. A file of some 3,000 California Highway Patrol accident reports from two areas of California during a period of about one year in 1975-76 provides the data base. While necessarily limited in scope, certain initial accident causation and countermeasure implications were established from the analyses. These related to multi-unit jackknife and brakes-related accidents and accident severity. Finally, the effect of considering economic costs of accidents instead of only the frequency of their occurrence was briefly investigated.
- See also Volume 2, PB-284437.
University of Southern California, Los AngelesSchool of Policy, Planning and Development
Los Angeles, CA USA 90089-0626
Washington, DC USA 20590
- FLEISCHER, G A
- Philipson, L L
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 403 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Brakes; Commercial transportation; Commercial vehicles; Costs; Crash analysis; Crash causes; Crash investigation; Crash reports; Crash severity; Crash types; Crashes; Failure; Highway transportation; Highways; Information processing; Safety and security; Statistical analysis; Traffic crashes; Transportation safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Accident costs; Cost analysis
- Geographic Terms: California
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00181927
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-418 Final Rpt., 78/1
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01565
- Files: NTIS, TSR, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM