Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12262

Title: Identifying the causes of road crashes in Europe
Authors: Thomas, Pete
Talbot, Rachel
Morris, Andrew
Fagerlind, Helen
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © AAAM
Citation: THOMAS, P. ... et al., 2013. Identifying the causes of road crashes in Europe. Annals of the Association for Automotive Medicine, Annual Scientific Conference, 57, 10pp.
Abstract: This research applies a recently developed model of accident causation, developed to investigate industrial accidents, to a specially gathered sample of 997 crashes investigated in-depth in 6 countries. Based on the work of Hollnagel the model considers a collision to be a consequence of a breakdown in the interaction between road users, vehicles and the organisation of the traffic environment. 54% of road users experienced interpretation errors while 44% made observation errors and 37% planning errors. In contrast to other studies only 11% of drivers were distracted and 8% inattentive. There was remarkably little variation in these errors between the main road user types. The application of the model to future in-depth crash studies offers the opportunity to identify new measures to improve safety and to mitigate the social impact of collisions. Examples given include the potential value of co-driver advisory technologies to reduce observation errors and predictive technologies to avoid conflicting interactions between road users.
Description: This conference paper was accepted for publication in the Annals of the Association for Automotive Medicine. The AAM website is at: http://www.aaam.org/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12262
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
File043 paper final version.pdfAccepted version688.29 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.