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TitleSevere and fatal car crashes involving roadside hazards
AuthorsKloeden CN, McLean AJ
Year1999
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe role of roadside hazards in South Australian car crashes was determined by examination of police reports on road accidents for the years 1994-1996 and by a detailed investigation of Coronerís files on fatal crashes for the years 1985- 1996. Roadside hazards were found to be a serious road safety problem, especially in the more severe crashes. Trees were identified as the most common roadside hazard, and the most dangerous. A collision with a tree accounted for 23 per cent of all car occupant fatalities. Stobie poles were also identified as a significant roadside hazard, accounting for 8 per cent of all car occupant fatalities.
PublisherAustralian Institute of traffic planning and management incorporated
Publisher CityAdelaide
Conference NameCounting the cost, Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management
Conference AbbreviationAITPM
Conference LocationAdelaide
Conference Date10-11 June 1999

Reference
Kloeden CN, McLean AJ (1999) 'Severe and fatal car crashes involving roadside hazards', Counting the cost, Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management, Adelaide, 10-11 June 1999.