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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-284437.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    School of Policy, Planning and Development
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fleischer, G A
    • Philipson, L L
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 403 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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