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Document ID (ISN)62025
CIS number 94-710
ISBN(s) 3-89429-284-9
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Fb 679
Author(s) Baum H., Herion E.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz
Title Working and traffic safety in road freight transportation on a deregulated market
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1993. 71p. Illus. 54 ref. Price: DEM 18.00.
Abstract From an analysis of traffic accident statistics for united Germany, it is concluded that the accident risk of truck drivers is significantly higher in former East Germany than in the original Federal Republic. Poor road conditions and an average vehicle age of 17 to 18.5 years (depending on type), as compared with 6.8 to 8.9 years in West Germany, are the main contributing factors. In addition, competition has led to long hours at the wheel without rest. Measures to prevent accidents include more transport of hazardous materials by rail and water and better training of drivers. Summaries in English, French and German.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Germany; harmful substances; trucks; causes of accidents; conditions of work; road transport; safety programmes; tank trucks
Descriptors (secondary) road transport equipment; statistical aspects; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Safety programmes