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TitleSpeeding and restraint use in crashes: fresh insights from event data recorders (EDRs)
AuthorsElsegood ME, Doecke SD, Ponte G
Year2019
TypeConference Paper
AbstractEvent data recorders (EDRs) are installed in many modern vehicles and, in the event of a crash, record driving data such as travel/impact speed, Delta-V and restraint usage. EDR data was collected from 312 crashed vehicles in South Australia during 2017 and 2018, and 238 of these could be matched to police reports. An analysis on speeding and seatbelt usage showed that 27% of free-speed vehicles were speeding and indicated that seatbelt wearing rates in crashes is close to 97%. EDR data provides a more accurate indication of levels of speeding in crashes than available from police reports alone.
Conference Name2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC 19
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date25-27 September 2019

Reference
Elsegood ME, Doecke SD, Ponte G (2019) 'Speeding and restraint use in crashes: fresh insights from event data recorders (EDRs)', 2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25-27 September 2019.