Analysis of off-roadway crashes for intelligent commercial vehicle applications

Linda Ng Boyle, Wassim G. Najm

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This paper presents the results from an analysis of off-roadway crashes involving commercial vehicles (large trucks - medium and heavy trucks) in support of the roadway departure research area, part of the United States (US) Department of Transportation's Intelligent Vehicle Initiative. This analysis deals with off-roadway crashes in which the first harmful event occurs off the roadway after a vehicle in transport departs the travel road due to loss of control or crossing the edge of the roadway. Approximately 136,000 such crashes were reported in the US over a 3-year period based on the 1996-1998 National Automotive Sampling System/General Estimates System crash databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 2001
EventInternational Truck and Bus Meeting and Exhibition - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2001Nov 14 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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