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Daniel Blower

Dr. Blower is an associate research scientist emeritus at UMTRI's CMISST.  He has extensive experience with all the primary national crash data files, and many state crash data files. Medium and heavy trucks have been a primary research emphasis, but he has also directed projects on traffic...

Truck mechanical condition and crashes in the large truck crash causation study
This study examines the relationship of heavy truck mechanical condition and crash risk. The LTCCS presents an opportunity to examine in more detail than previously possible the relationship of vehicle condition to crash risk. The report includes a review of existing literature, a full analysis of...
Condition of trucks and truck crash involvement evidence from the large truck crash causation study.
This study, using the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), examined the relationship between the mechanical condition of heavy trucks and crash involvement. Two specific hypotheses were tested. First, trucks with defects and out-of-service (OOS) conditions were statistically more likely to be...
Field Study Light Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems
September 26, 2012 to July 30, 2013