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Type: Report
Title: Review of in-depth crash research
Author: Ryan, Gerald Anthony
McLean, Jack
Publisher: Federal Office of Road Safety, Transport and Communiations
Issue Date: 1988
ISBN: 0642512191
ISSN: 0810-770X
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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G. A. Ryan and A. J. McLean
Abstract: Reports of in-depth crash studies from Australia, UK, Europe and the USA were reviewed. Suucessful studies were found to have defined and explicit objectives, a sound statistical design, apprpriate analysis, and a substantial report which was related to the objectives of the study. On-scene studies gather transient information, and allow development of insight into the crash process; follow-up studies are more convenient, but at the cost of lost information. The resources required for each are similar. Apart from a small rural study near Adelaide, there has been no field study of crash performance of vehicles in Australia since 1977. There is a need for a system for continual monitoring of the effects of changes in vehicles and the environment on injuries and the crash process. This should be done through on-scene studies of rural and urban crashes, and through a system of augmented police reports.
Keywords: on the spot accident investigation; method; accident; research; rural-area; urban-area; international; evaluation (assessment).
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