Large-Truck Safety Decision Support System

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


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 | Traffic accidents | Traffic safety | Decision support systems | Transportation safety | Occupational safety | Traffic models

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