In-depth-study in JiaDing district, Shanghai considering as an example for accident research in the Peoples Republic of China

  • 76 severe traffic accidents had been investigated in depth in an ongoing Volkswagen-Tongji University joint accident research project in JiaDing district, Shanghai, PR China since June 2005. With a methodology similar to German accident research units in Dresden and Hannover, a research team proceeds to the scene immediately after the incident to investigate and collect various data on environment, accident occurrence, vehicle state and deformations as well as injuries. The data combined with the results of accident reconstruction will be stored in a database for further statistical and casuistic analysis. The first outcome of the project supports the hypothesis that a main causation for the large number of traffic accidents in China is the lacking of risk awareness in Chinese driver behaviour. Low seat-belt use and the high proportion of vulnerable and poorly protected two-wheelers in traffic are reasons for the high injury and fatality rate in China. The research work shows that accident research in China is feasible and able to give support to tackle one of the urging problems in Chinese development.

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Author:Axel Tenzer, Wang Hongyan
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Contributing corporation:Volkswagen-Aktiengesellschaft <Wolfsburg>
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:China; Datenbank; Datenerfassung; Konferenz; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Untersuchung am Unfallort
Accident; China; Conference; Data acquisition; Data bank; On the spot accident investigation; Reconstruction (accid)
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: Tongji University <Shanghai> / College of Automatic Engineering
Source:2nd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 47-52
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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