COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF RISKS DUE TO HEAVY VEHICLE TRAFFIC PER CATEGORY OF NETWORKS AND HEAVY VEHICLES

EVALUATION COMPARATIVE DES RISQUES DUS A LA CIRCULATION DES POIDS LOURDS PAR CATEGORIES DE RESEAUX ET DE VEHICULES DE TRANSPORTS DE MARCHANDISES

This report summarizes data on heavy vehicle safety. It was drafted in 1976 using the results of a comparative study of accidents and routes utilized by three categories of heavy vehicles: 3,5 to 10 t; over 10 t; tractors and semi-trailers on three rural networks: motorways, heavily-trafficked main roads and secondary roads. The result of the study was as follows: the accident risk for heavy vehicles is the same as that of light vehicles on the rural network; if the severity of accidents is expressed by the number of fatalities, the severity of accidents involving heavy vehicles is approximately double that involving light-weight vehicles. If serious injuries are taken into account, the accident severity rate for heavy and light vehicles is the same. The category of heavy vehicles most often involved in accidents is that of heavy vehicles weighing over 10 t, whatever the category of heavy vehicles considered. Motorways appear to be the safest roads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Road Safety Organization, France

    Avenue du General Malleret-Joinville 2
    94110 Arcueil,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Systermans, Y
    • Tan, S H
    • de Buhan, P
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM