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TitleCharacteristics of rollover crashes
AuthorsMcLean AJ, Kloeden CN, Ponte G
Year2006
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis paper analyses data from an in-depth study of 236 rural crashes, including 64 in which a vehicle rolled over. These analyses are supplemented by some data from police reports on crashes, to examine the characteristics of rollover crashes in South Australia. The risk of a crash being a single vehicle rollover increases markedly at higher travelling speeds and eighty per cent of them were initiated by the vehicle running at least partially onto the left unsealed shoulder. Road and traffic related countermeasures such as audio-tactile edge lining and sealed shoulders are noted, as is the potential to reduce the risk of a crash being a single vehicle rollover by reducing rural speed limits. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the design of vehicles in relation to rollover crashes, including the benefits of electronic stability control.
PublisherAble Video & Multimedia Pty Ltd
Publisher CityGold Coast
ISBN0734525516
Conference Name2006 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference
Conference AbbreviationRSR
Conference LocationGold Coast, Australia
Conference Date25-27 October 2006
Page Count12

Reference
McLean AJ, Kloeden CN, Ponte G (2006) 'Characteristics of rollover crashes', 2006 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 25-27 October 2006.


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