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Type: Conference paper
Title: Characteristics of rollover crashes
Author: McLean, A.
Kloeden, C.
Ponte, G.
Citation: Characteristics of rollover crashes: Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 25-27 October, 2006.
Publisher: Queensland Government
Publisher Place: CDROM
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1832-9497
Conference Name: Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (2006 : Gold Coast, Qld)
Editor: Peter Sugg,
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McLean, A. J., Kloeden, C. N. and Ponte, G.
Abstract: This report analyses data from police reports on crashes, and from an in-depth study of rural crashes, to examine the characteristics of rollover crashes in South Australia. The risk of a single vehicle rollover crash increases markedly at higher travelling speeds and eighty per cent of these crashes in the in-depth study were initiated by the car running at least partially onto the left unsealed shoulder. Road-related countermeasures such as audio-tactile edge lining and sealed shoulders are discussed, as is the increase with travelling speed in the risk of a crash being a single vehicle rollover. The important role of seat belt wearing in protection against serious or fatal injury is confirmed yet again. The report concludes with a brief review of the literature on the design of vehicles in relation to rollover crashes, including the benefits of electronic stability control.
Keywords: Accident investigation
Rollover crash
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Description: This paper was originally presented at the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference held at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 25-27 October 2006.
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