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An overview of car occupant fatalities in the European countries

  • Car occupants have a high level of mortality in road accidents, since passenger cars are the prevalent mode of transport. In 2013, car occupant fatalities accounted for 45% of all road accident fatalities in the EU. The objective of this research is the analysis of basic road safety parameters related to car occupants in the European countries over a period of 10 years (2004-2013), through the exploitation of the EU CARE database with disaggregate data on road accidents. Data from the EU Injury Database for the period 2005 - 2008 are used to identify injury patterns, and additional insight into accident causation for car occupants is offered through the use of in-depth accident data from the EC SafetyNet project Accident Causation System (SNACS). The results of the analysis allow for a better understanding of the car occupants' safety situation in Europe, thus providing useful support to decision makers working for the improvement of road safety level in Europe.

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Author:George Yannis, Alexandra Laiou, Katerina Folla, Dimosthenis Pavlou, Robert Bauer, Klaus Machata, Christian Brandstaetter, Pete Thomas, Alan Kirk
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/17
Year of first publication:2017
Contributing corporation:National Technical University of Athens
Release Date:2017/10/17
Tag:Analyse (math); Deutschland; EU; Insasse; Konferenz; Pkw; Tödlicher Unfall; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Untersuchung am Unfallort; Ursache; Verletzung; Zeitreihe (stat)
Accident; Accident reconstruction; Analysis (math); Car; Cause; Conference; EU; Fatality; Germany; Injury; Occupant (veh); On the spot investigation; Passenger; Trend (stat)
Außerdem beteiligt: Kuratorium fü Verkehrssicherheit (Austrian Road Safety Board); 
Loughborough University
Source:7th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research" 2016
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 7th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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