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Service design pre-trip planning and the international visitors attending the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, a multi-city event drawing visitors around the world into the existing South African transportation system, provides an opportunity to showcase and learn about the impact of different passenger transport service design strategies. However, bid and subsequent planning...
Hazardous materials serious truck crash analysis. Phase II insights
This paper, was developed from a research project conducted for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) designed to: (1) enhance the current methodology for identifying and characterizing serious hazardous materials (HM) truck crashes in the U.S. and (2) support HM truck...
Injuries for use in developing alternative methods for transporting wheelchair-seated travelers
Because intra-city transit buses are large and travel at relatively low speeds, they provide one of the safest modes of passenger transport. For this reason, there has been little research that characterizes the potential crash environment with reference to passenger safety. However this...
The U.S. large truck crash causation study
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) are conducting a three-year nationwide study of truck crashes. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) will determine...
Bus accidents in the United States
This document presents aggregate statistics on buses involved in traffic accidents over five years, 1995-1999. These statistics are derived from two sources: the Fatality Analysis Reporting Systern (FARS) file maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the General...
Vehicle condition and heavy truck accident involvement
Roughly 5,000 medium and heavy trucks are involved in fatal traffic accidents each year; on average, roughly 5,400 people are killed in those accidents. It is often presumed that the mechanical condition of trucks contributes to this toll, either through a failure that directly led to a collision...
Automated control and brake strategies for future crash avoidance systems – potential benefits
This paper explores the potential safety performance of “Future Generation” automated speed control crash avoidance systems for Commercial Vehicles. The technologies discussed in this paper include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), second and third generation Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation...