Intrusion and the aggressivity of light duty trucks in side impact crashes

  • The increase in light duty trucks (LDT) on the road in the US is a safety concern because of their aggressivity, or risk they present to occupants of cars, especially in side impacts. We use FARS data to look at fatality trends in frontal and side impacts between cars and LDT. FARS data is also used to determine risk, or fatalities per registered vehicle, imposed on car drivers from other vehicle types. We use NASS CDS data to investigate sources of serious injuries in vehicles with side impact. These sources of injury are categorized into three major groups: 1) contact without intrusion, 2) contact with intrusion, and 3) restraints. We find a greater fraction of intrusion related injuries in cars struck on their side by SUV or pick-up trucks than when they are struck by other cars.

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Author:D. Patel, M. Ross, C. Compton, T Wenzel
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Contributing corporation:Univ. of Michigan <Ann Arbor> / Dep. of Physics
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Frontalzusammenstoß; Geländefahrzeug; Konferenz; Lieferfahrzeug; PKW; Risikobewertung; Seitlicher Zusammenstoß; Tödlicher Unfall; Ursache; Verletzung
Car; Cause; Conference; Delivery vehicle; Head on collision; Injury; Lorry; Risk assessment; Side impact; Sport utility vehicle; Vehicle occupant; fatality
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: Transportation Research Institute <Ann Arbor>; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, Calif.>
Source:2nd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 222-227
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 2nd International Conference on ESAR

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