Compact accident research
122 | Feedback intervention for senior drivers (II)
The so-called “feedback intervention for senior drivers in real traffic situa-tions” was developed as part of a UDV pilot project undertaken in 2019 in order to maintain the driving competencies of senior car drivers in the long term or even to improve these.
120 | Occupant injury severity and gender: Evidence for a gender gap?
For some time, society has increasingly been using the term “gender gap” to discuss whether women are under-represented compared to men as beneficiaries of research and development and whether insufficient consideration is paid to their gender-related specificities. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of gender on the risk of serious injury to car occupants on the basis of German accident data.
118 | Evaluation of speed monitoring measures
Fixed speed cameras are very effective in reducing accidents. That is one of the findings of a new study by the German Insurers A cident Research.
117| Supposedly unimportant? Accident between cars and cyclists in driveways
Are accidents between cars and cyclists in driveways supposedly unimportant? In order to investigate this question, the German Insurers Accident Research has examined accidents of this type as part of a study.
114 | Perception of electric vehicles
In road traffic, pedestrians must use visual and acoustic information to assess the movement of vehicles in order to avoid collisions with a vehicle for example when crossing a road. Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users. In 2020, a total of 26,130 pedestrians were involved in crashes with personal injury. Most of the road users killed in urban areas were walking.
113 | Evacuation from coaches
Although serious crashes and fire incidents involving buses and coaches are rare, they can have desastrous outcomes when they occur due to the large number of passengers transported in a single vehicle. The German Insurers Accident Research contracted a research project to Trier University in order to investigate into the possibilities to enhance and speed up the evacuation process in coaches. The focus was on accident scenarios, particularly those in which the coach tipped over onto its side.
112 | Road safety on German motorways
In terms of mileage, federal motorways are considered as particularly safe roads. However, on no other roads in Germany are so many injuries registered per kilometre by road traffic accidents. Accidents in longitudinal traffic are particularly frequent on motorways, especially collisions with vehicles driving ahead or waiting. Around 40 per cent of accidents involving fatalities occur in the dark.
109 | Risk of accident and accident prevention measures for young car drivers
Young drivers continue to be the most at-risk group for accidents on German roads. Although a positive trend can be seen in recent years, further efforts must be made to increase the road safety of young drivers.
106 | Development of speed perception in children
Children often have accidents in road traffic when they cross a road on foot and do not pay attention to approaching vehicles. A study by the UDV has therefore investigated how children perceive speeds and how they behave when crossing the road.
99 | Automated cars on motorways: Active and passive safety aspects
Automated driving is expected to make traffic flow more efficiently and reduce the number of road accident victims as well as emissions and traffic jams. The German Insurers Accident Research has car¬ried out a comprehensive study on motorway accidents involving cars. The aim of the study was to determine the overall safety effect of automated driving function.