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Type: Conference paper
Title: An investigation of light vehicle fleet safety in South Australia
Author: Mackenzie, J.
Anderson, R.
Searson, D.
Citation: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Occupational Safety in Transport, held at the Gold Coast, Australia, 20-21 September, 2012;. pp.1-10
Publisher: OSIT
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781921897535
Conference Name: Occupational Safety in Transport Conference (1st : 2012 : Gold Coast, Queensland)
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J.R.R. Mackenzie, R.W.G. Anderson and D.J. Searson
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Longitudinal data on work-related road crashes in Australia are limited. Available data indicate a significant number of work-related fatal and serious crashes. Fleet vehicles are assumed to account for a large proportion of work-related driving. Aims: To estimate the size of the burden of fleet-related fatal and serious crashes involving light vehicles in South Australia. Data: Fatal and serious crashes that occurred over a five-year period in South Australia. Fleet vehicles were identified using the vehicle identification number. RESULTS: There were 290 light fleet vehicles involved in 282 fatal and serious crashes. The drivers and passengers of the fleet vehicles sustained 181 casualties. An occupant of a fleet vehicle was most severely injured in 25.5% of multiple party crashes. The drivers of fleet vehicles were responsible for the crash in 38.2% of multiple party crashes. Light vehicle fleet-related fatalities make up one-third of all South Australian work-related road fatalities.
Rights: Copyright © 2011 Occupational Safety in Transport Conference 2012
RMID: 0020122713
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