Single vehicle run-off-road accidents colliding turned down terminals of guardrails

  • Looking at the total of sum of fatal car accidents the number of single-vehicle accidents and particularly run-offroad (ROR) accidents are most frequent. In Austria on the Autobahn ROR accidents amounts to almost 45% of all fatal accidents, i.e. nearly every second fatal accident is caused by ROR accidents and interaction with infrastructure. Approximately 43 people were killed on Autobahns in ROR accidents with passenger cars. One possibility of protection against impacts with infrastructure is the use of guardrails. However, the initial element identified as a turned down terminal could become a dangerous impact object. These turned down terminals may lead a vehicle to roll over or the car "takes-off" when impacting the turned down guardrail. In many cases it is reported that the vehicle is jumping into road side objects such as traffic sign poles or overpasses. On average, nine people are killed in such accidents every year in Austria.

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Author:Ernst Tomasch, H. Hoschopf, M. Gobald, H Steffan, B Nadler, F. Nadler, B. Strnad, F. Schneider
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/03
Contributing corporation:Vehicle Safety Institute <Graz>
Release Date:2012/08/03
Tag:Abkommen von der Fahrbahn (Unfall); Eins; Fahrzeug; Konferenz; Schutzeinrichtung; Stahl; Tödlicher Unfall; Unfall; Österreich; Überschlagen
Accident; Austria; Conference; Fatality; Fence; One; Overturning (veh); Run off the road (accid); Safety; Steel; Vehicle
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaften: Nast consulting ZT GmbH <Wien>; Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit <Wien>
Source:4rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 102-113
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 85 Sicherh.-Einrichtg. in der Verkehrsinfrastruktur
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 4th International Conference on ESAR

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