Crash Tests
Main AuthorPeter J Sippitt MBE
Type of Mediapdf-document
Publication Typelecture
Publication Year2016
Publisher25. EVU Congress, Bratislava

When a road traffic accident happens, there can be a single cause or a number of factors that may have contributed to the accident having occurred. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the need for a thorough investigation of all three aspects of any fatal or serious injury accident. The first area is the behaviour of persons involved, be they drivers, passengers in vehicles or other road users. The second area is the design and condition of the vehicles involved. Design becomes very important when a vehicle is built for a specific purpose, in this case a fire engine. The third equally important area is the road environment. This will include the road layout, the road surface and the prevailing road and weather conditions.

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