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Commercial Vehicle Safety: Accident Studies Phase 2

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Background & Policy context

This Project fulfils its objectives in the following ways:

  • Fatal accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (HGVs, > 3500kg GVW), buses and coaches and 'other motor vehicles' (e.g. agricultural tractors, plant, emergency vehicles, refuse collectors etc, (OMVs)) are studied using the reports from the detailed police investigation of the accident.
  • Non-fatal accidents involving HGVs and OMVs are assessed using the Truck Crash Injury Study (TCIS). This involves the retrospective examination of vehicles that have been involved in accidents and is similar to the Co-operative Crash Injury Study (CCIS) for cars.

This project has been extended to include an examination of accidents involving buses and coaches.


The objectives of this work are to:

  • identify the commercial vehicle accident types and vehicle designs which pose the key dangers to road users;
  • provide information on the common causation factors involved in commercial vehicle accidents;
  • quantify the potential benefits of possible vehicle design changes and to identify which measures would prove to be most cost effective in terms of casualty reduction; and
  • assess the benefits, or otherwise, of existing commercial vehicle safety measures.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Department for Transport
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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