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Document ID (ISN)59263
CIS number 92-2049
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Davies P.A., Lees F.P.
Title The assessment of major hazards: The road transport environment for conveyance of hazardous materials in Great Britain
Bibliographic information Sep. 1992, Vol.32, No.1, p.41-79. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract An overview of the road transport environment in Great Britain is presented. Basic road transport statistics are given on the road network, the weight distribution of goods vehicles on the roads and distances travelled; estimates are made for the number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) carrying hazardous materials. Accident information includes frequency of accidents involving HGVs generally and HGVs carrying hazardous materials, circumstances surrounding certain types of accidents and the probability of certain outcomes of accidents. Limited information is also given for comparative purposes on the road transport environment in other countries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; dangerous substances; road transport; transport of materials; statistics; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; Canada; USA; frequency rates; trucks; hazard evaluation; neighbourhood populations; fire hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Transport of materials