PEOPLE AND SAFETY IN TRANSPORT. ACCIDENT STATISTICS AS A BASIS FOR ANALYSIS

DER MENSCH UND DIE SICHERHEIT IM VERKEHR. UNFALLSTATISTIK ALS GRUNDLAGE DER ANALYSE

In connection with a statistical documentation of the development of accident figures for the German Federal Railways from 1949 to 1976, the problem of the risk of accident involvement with personal injury is discussed using similarly recorded statistics as a basis. Every one thousand million person-kilometre the private car and collective road transport vehicle is subjected to an approximately eighty-times greater risk, and the bus to approximately ten-times greater risk, than rail traffic. With goods transport the risk of being involved in an accident with personal injury - based on one thousand million recorded kilometres - is with delivery and goods transport vehicles more than thirty-times greater than with rail transport. The main causes of road traffic accidents are offences against the road traffic regulations (80.3 per cent) and, on the railway, offences against the rail service regulations (71.2 per cent). Following a brief discussion on technology as an indispensable resource, the recommendations of the "safety in railway operation" commission are discussed. The train-track radio is of special importance. It is finally established that the human factor is the deciding factor for operational safety. As an example the requirements of applicants for the various posts are laid down with the aid of psychological examinations and consultancy tests. In addition a good education appropriate to the importance of the post is necessary.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Gruss, W
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 775-780
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM