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Accidents of heavy goods vehicles

But not all types of HGV are similarly involved in accidents. These were the findings of research conducted by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) on accident trends for HGVs. Building on accident research from 2003, BASt analysed the accident occurrence involving HGVs and compiled a comprehensive status report.

Thus, in order to achieve a further reduction of accidents involving HGVs, it appears necessary to set different focal points for the four subcategories of this vehicle segment. The analysis identified three constellations which were compiled into scenarios and examined in detail: rear-end collisions, accidents at intersections, and lane-departure accidents. These three scenarios cover three quarters of all accidents involving HGVs. With a view to these three most common accident scenarios, measures for the prevention of accidents, e.g. driver assistance systems, show the greatest potential.

Additional Information

Research compact 04/2018

Report

Accidents of heavy goods vehicles
Reports of the Federal Highway Research Institute, book M 277, 2018

  • Contact

    Federal Highway Research Institute
    Brüderstraße 53
    D-51427 Bergisch Gladbach
    Info-Service
    Telephone: 0049 2204 43-9101
    Fax: 0049 2204 43-2550
    info@bast.de

  • Reports

    BASt's reports are almost entirely in German. Each report includes an english abstract. You can find the complete report by following the link to ELBA on the report's page.