CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING 100 PEDESTRIANS

CONTRIBUTION A L'ETUDE DES ACCIDENTS DE LA CIRCULATION IMPLIQUANT DES PIETONS, A PROPOS DE 100 CAS

This study deals with accidents involving pedestrians in an urban environment. The severity of the accidents is analyzed in relation to certain pedestrian characteristics, vehicle characteristics and accident circumstances. An injury severity index is calculated for each pedestrian so that injuries can be classified according to anatomy. Age, sex, and nationality variables are also taken into consideration. The detailed study of pedestrian and vehicle leads to outlining the kinematics of the pedestrian, which up to now has been mostly investigated on anthropometric dummies. Costs of accidents to the community are quoted, and mention is made of possible preventive measures. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University Claude-Bernard

    86 rue Pasteur
    69365 Lyod Cedex 2,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Vicard, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 117 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 259

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Central Laboratory of Bridges & Highways, France
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PhD Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM