Highway Factors in Truck Wrecks

by John W. Hutchinson, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA,
Manouchehr Vaziri, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA,
Theodore Hopwood, II, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Accommodation of Trucks on the Highway: Safety in Design

Abstract: An examination is presented of highway factors as they interact with driver and vehicle factors in large truck accident causation. Examples of highway defects are discussed along with some of the sources, consequences and needed preventive measures.

Subject Headings: Traffic accidents | Trucks | Highways and roads | Defects and imperfections | Highway engineering | Risk management | Driver behavior

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