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|Title:||Severe and fatal car crashes due to roadside hazards: a report to the Motor Accident Commission|
|Publisher:||Road Accident Research Unit|
|Organisation:||Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)|
|C.N. Kloeden, A.J. McLean, M.R.J. Baldock & A.J.T. Cockington|
|Abstract:||The NHMRC Road Accident Research Unit (RARU) was funded by the Motor Accident Commission in 1997 to investigate the role of roadside hazards in road accidents resulting in death or serious injury to a car occupant in South Australia. The main aim of this project was to document the extent to which roadside hazards contribute to severe and fatal car crashes in South Australia and to comment on the opportunities that exist to make our roadsides safer. A secondary aim of the project was to conduct investigations in such a way as to provide for the training of engineers from Transport SA in the recognition of hazardous roadside features and an appreciation of their importance in road safety. The study was based on information contained in the Traffic Accident Reporting System data base on road accidents reported to or by the Police and on information in Coronial records of fatal crashes. Some roadside hazard crashes were also investigated at the scene.|
|Keywords:||Fatality; Accident; Roadside hazard|
|Appears in Collections:||Centre for Automotive Safety Research reports|
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