Large-Truck Safety Decision Support System

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by Nicholas J. Garber, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
Brian L. Smith, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation

Abstract: Large trucks, defined here as trucks having six or more wheels and a gross weight greater than 10,000 pounds, present a difficult safety problem to our nation's transportation system. Highway geometric characteristics and traffic conditions have been found to play a significant role in large truck accidents. The Large Truck Safety Decision Support System (LTSDSS) is a tool that provides easy access to valuable information concerning large truck safety. One can use it to develop policies aimed at enhancing truck safety or to provide strategic construction progams to eliminate dangerous geometric and traffic conditions for large truck transportation.

Subject Headings: Trucks | Decision support systems | Transportation safety | Traffic accidents | Occupational safety | Highway and road conditions | Geometrics |

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