Condition responsive truck rollover warning systems [electronic resource] : Alternative system designs
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Federal Highway Administration, 1997. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 20 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Federal Highway Administration, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Truck rollover is a serious highway safety problem, with consequences that make the occurrences important despite their relative infrequency. Truck accidents on urban freeways occur more frequently at interchange off-ramps that at any other location, accounting for about 5% of fatal truck accidents, according to accident statistics summarized in a study performed by Bellomo-McGee, Inc., for FHWA. Severe traffic disruption often results from truck rollover, and the severity of incidents can be sorely multiplied by the type of cargo the truck is hauling. Some hazardous cargos have the potential to cause true disaster is they are spilled as a result of truck rollover. Because of the severity of consequences of truck rollover accidents, it is important to seek ways to avoid such accidents. In the near-term future, the most likely means to prevent such rollover accidents is a condition responsive system that can warn truck drivers of impending rollover in time for them to take corrective actions.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 10/01/1997., "conf-971094--1", "DE97008550", 1997 international large truck safety symposium transporation conference, Knoxville, TN (United States), 27-29 Oct 1997., and Stevens, S.; Richards, S.H.
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