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Type: Report
Title: In-depth research into rural road crashes
Author: Baldock, M.
Kloeden, C.
McLean, J.
Publisher: Centre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher Place: Adelaide
Issue Date: 2008
Series/Report no.: CASR Report Series; 057
ISBN: 9781920947583
ISSN: 1449-2237
Assignee: Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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Baldock MRJ, Kloeden CN and McLean AJ
Abstract: This report was produced under an agreement between Transport SA and the Road Accident Research Unit formed in the late 1990s. Due to various delays in the publication of this report, Transport SA has since become the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure and the Road Accident Research Unit has become the Centre for Automotive Safety Research. The report describes a series of 236 rural road crashes investigated between 1 March 1998 and 29 February 2000 in South Australia. Investigations began with immediate attendance at the scene of the crash. The information collected for each crash included: photographs of the crash scene and vehicles involved, video record of the crash scene and vehicles in selected cases, examination of the road environment, a site plan of the crash scene and vehicle movements in the crash, examination and measurements of the vehicles involved, interviews with crash participants, interviews with witnesses, interviews with police, information on the official police report, information from Coroner’s reports, and injury data for the injured crash participants. The report provides an overall statistical summary of the sample of crashes investigated, followed by a detailed examination of the road infrastructure issues contributing to the crashes. This is done on the basis of crash type, with separate sections concerned with single vehicle crashes, midblock crashes and crashes at intersections. A section is also provided that examines the role of roadside hazards in the crashes.
Keywords: Contributing Factors
Head On
Rear End
Road Infrastructure
Roadside Hazards
Single Vehicle
Rights: © The University of Adelaide 2008
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