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Type: Conference paper
Title: Characteristics of High Injury Severity Crashes on 80 – 110 km/h Rural Roads in South Australia
Author: Mackenzie, J.
Citation: Proceedings Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 9-12 November, 2008
Publisher: University of Adelaide
Publisher Place: CD
Issue Date: 2008
ISBN: 1876346566
Conference Name: Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (2008 : Adelaide, Australia)
Editor: Anderson, R.
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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Mackenzie, J. R. R.
Abstract: This paper aims to present an overview of the characteristics of high injury severity rural road crashes in South Australia by examining the relationship between high severity injuries and other crash variables. A data set of approximately five thousand crashes was generated by taking all casualty crashes (excluding pedestrian and non-motorised vehicles) on South Australian rural roads, outside of Adelaide, with a speed limit of 80 km/h or more from the years 2002 to 2006. The results provide an overview of the proportion of high injury severity outcomes associated with various crash, road, vehicle and driver characteristics and are summarised in tables. A logistic regression analysis indicated that a higher speed limit, hours of darkness or low light and a dry road predicted high injury severity for single vehicle crashes involving cars and car derivatives.
Keywords: Rural road
High injury severity
Crash characteristics
Description: Copyright © 2008 the authors
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