An Analysis of Accident Control in Fleet Operation 350080
SOUND transportation and safety engineering are being successfully applied to accident control, Mr. Orr states, which involves human engineering to a greater degree than in any other phase of fleet management and operation.
After stating accident facts and costs, Mr. Orr presents selected quotations from representative fleet operators and other authorities regarding operating practices, relations with the general public, accident control, future design of highways, driver evaluation, accident-proneness and the like, together with an illustrated description of a portable testing-laboratory for making tests of drivers.
Accident trends in commercial fleets are analyzed, as well as accident aspects in various types of fleets. Other authorities are quoted on various matters relating to training, methods and practices.
In conclusion it is stated that the driver is the most important factor in accident prevention; that the cost of adequate accident-prevention activities is a negligible portion of operating expense; that accidents are increasing; and that present activities are not sufficient to stop the upward trend.