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TitleTraffic accidents and energy consumption
AuthorsMcLean AJ
Year1982
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis paper deals briefly with the safety implications of some fuel conservation measures. The effect of car size on occupant safety is considered in terms of the mass and the wheelbase of the car. Both American and Australian data show that car size is inversely related to the severity of the injuries sustained by the occupants. Potential hazards in the use of LP gas as a fuel are then noted. This is followed by a discussion of the effects of speed limits and some other traffic control practises on safety and fuel conservation. The conclusion is that there is a continuing need to monitor the safety effects of fuel conservation measures.
Report NumberSAE 82157, paper 27
PublisherSociety of Automotive Engineers
Publisher CityWarrendale, Pennsylvania, USA
SponsorSociety of Automotive Engineers Australia and the Australian Road Research Board
Conference NameSecond conference on Traffic, Energy and Emissions
Conference AbbreviationSAE, ARRB
Conference LocationMelbourne, Australia
Conference Date19 - 21 May 1982
Page Range27.1-27.9
Page Count11
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
McLean AJ (1982) 'Traffic accidents and energy consumption', Proceedings of Second conference on Traffic, Energy and Emissions, pp 27.1-27.9.