The general objectives of the study were to determine the nature and causes of single vehicle accidents, describe their resulting consequences, and develop recommendations to effect a reduction in the frequency and severity of these accidents. Analyses were based on in-depth investigations of 609 single vehicle accidents in Dade County, Florida, and police reported data on all County accidents during the study period. Comparisons of single vehicle and non-single vehicle accident characteristics were made as well as comparisons involving fatal and alcohol involved single vehicle accidents. Causal factors for accident causation and injury production were identified and certain quantitative models developed. The models include consideration of the effectiveness of breakaway light standards and energy absorbing devices, the redirection capabilities of curbs, roadway departure characteristics, and speed relationships. The analyses were used to develop and support countermeasure recommendations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-288850. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E11, PB-288 848-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Marine Laboratory
    Coral Gables, FL  United States  33124

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kurucz, C N
    • Morrow, B W
    • Fogarty, W J
    • Janicek, A
    • Klapper, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-652 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-060-3-671
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM