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TitleRollover crashes
AuthorsMcLean AJ, Kloeden CN, Ponte G, Baldock MRJ, Lindsay VL, Van Den Berg AL
Year2005
TypeReport
AbstractThis report analyses data from police reports on crashes, and from an in-depth study of rural crashes, to examine the characteristics of rollover crashes in South Australia. The risk of a single vehicle rollover crash increases markedly at higher travelling speeds and eighty per cent of these crashes in the in-depth study were initiated by the car running at least partially onto the left unsealed shoulder. Road-related countermeasures such as audio-tactile edge lining and sealed shoulders are discussed, as is the increase with travelling speed in the risk of a crash being a single vehicle rollover. The important role of seat belt wearing in protection against serious or fatal injury is confirmed yet again. The report concludes with a brief review of the literature on the design of vehicles in relation to rollover crashes, including the benefits of electronic stability control.
Report NumberCASR026
PublisherCentre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorMotor Accident Commission
ISBN1920947256
ISSN1449-2237
Page Count32

Reference
McLean AJ, Kloeden CN, Ponte G, Baldock MRJ, Lindsay VL, Van Den Berg AL (2005) Rollover crashes (CASR026), Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Adelaide.


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