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Analysis of causes of accidents with vulnerable road users with the ACASS system, using GIDAS case examples

  • Accidents with vulnerable road users require special attention within the road safety work because these accidents are often accompanied with severe injuries. Thus In 2006 at least 6200 Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) riders were killed in road crashes in the EU 25 representing 16% of the total number of road deaths while accounting for only 2% of the total kilometers driven. For the prevention of accidents with VRU above all the knowledge of the causes of the accidents is of special importance. This study is based on the methodology of the German In-Depth Accident Study GIDAS. Within GIDAS extensive data on various fields of accidentology are collected on-scene from road traffic accidents with injuries in the Hannover and Dresden area. Using a well defined sample plan the collected data is highly representative to the whole German situation (Brühning et al, Otte et al). The need of in-depth accident causation data in accident research led to the development of a special tool for the collection of such data called ACASS (Accident Causation Analysis with Seven Steps), which was implemented in the GIDAS methodology in 2008 and described by Otte in 2009.

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Author:Michael Jaensch, Dietmar Otte
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/03
Contributing corporation:Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2012/08/03
Tag:Datenerfassung; Konferenz; Motorradfahrer; Unfall; Untersuchung am Unfallort
Accident; Conference; Data acquisition; Motorcyclist; On the spot accident investigation
Source:4rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 48-54
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 4th International Conference on ESAR

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