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Heavy trucks, conspicuity treatment, and the decline of collision risk in darkness
Introduction: The influence of amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108, requiring conspicuity treatments on heavy tractors and trailers, was determined in analyses of the odds of fatal collisions in darkness. Method: Comparisons were made between crashes in which conspicuity...
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...