Causes and Deterrents of Transportation Accidents: An Analysis by Mode


This book examines causes and deterrents of transportation accidents by mode--automobiles, truck, air, recreational boating, commercial vessels, and railroads--with the focus on accidents in the U.S. The examination enhances our understanding for developing effective multimodal public policies for improving transportation safety. The discussion reveals that the primary cause of accidents in one mode may not be the primary cause in another mode and equally that an effective deterrent for improving safety in one mode may not be an effective deterrent for another mode. The book will be of interest to policy makers and investigators of transportation safety.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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