A Framework to Evaluate Causes and Effect of Truck Driver At-Fault Crashes

In recent years, Oregon has experienced an increase in the number of truck driver at-fault crashes. According to a recent tabulation of large truck crashes, there was a 7.8% increase (684 to 737) in truck driver at-fault crashes and a 10.3% increase (0.39 to 0.43) in the number of truck driver at-fault crashes per million-vehicle-miles-traveled from 2015 to 2016 (Crash Analysis and Reporting Unit, 2017). With this in mind, recent studies have researched the effects of urban/rural crashes, time-of-day, crash type, and roadway classification on large truck injury severities (Khorashadi et al., 2005; Pahukula et al., 2015; Al-Bdairi and Hernandez, 2017; Anderson and Hernandez, 2017a). Furthermore, the effects of roadway classification and ton-miles of freight on large truck crash rate and fatality rate have been examined (Islam and Hernandez, 2015; Anderson and Hernandez, 2017b). Although these studies have shed light on the effects of specific crash conditions, the effect of truck driver at-fault crashes as a result of distraction are much less documented, both in terms of injury severity and crash rate. Therefore, this research will focus on the effect of driver distraction on sustained injury severities and crash rate.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $187280
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 810

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Knudson, Anthony

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hernandez, Salvador

    • Start Date: 20170828
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01658866
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 810
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 1 2018 4:17PM