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Title: Accidents, injuries and safety priorities for light goods vehicles in Great Britain
Authors: Lenard, James
Frampton, Richard
Kirk, Alan
Morris, Andrew
Newton, R.
Thomas, Pete
Fay, Paul
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © IMechE / Professional Engineering Education
Citation: LENARD, J. ... et al., 2004. Accidents, injuries and safety priorities for light goods vehicles in Great Britain. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 218, pp.611-618.
Abstract: This study presents data on light goods vehicle (LGV) crashes. The data are derived from two main sources. The first source involves mass analysis of crashes involving LGVs recorded in the national British STATS19 accident database for 1994 to 2000. The second source involves analysis from an in-depth study of LGV accidents in Britain since the late 1980s. In total, in-depth data on almost 500 LGV crashes are considered. Three main issues are apparent. Firstly, there is an issue of crash compatibility between LGVs and passenger cars. The second issue involves restraint use among LGV occupants, since the in-depth data reveal that use is low compared with car occupants. The third issue is the implications of introducing a regulatory compliance crash test for LGVs.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© IMechE] and the definitive version is available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119783
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1854
ISSN: 0954-4070
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