Description of Fatal Crashes Involving Various Causal Variables

Federal Office of Road Safety - Contract Report 119

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This report comprises quantitative analyses of the 1988 FORS Fatality File and reviews of original documentation to provide descriptions of the role of the following causal variables in fatal crashes: fatigue, speeding, alcohol (>.05 and less than .15, >.15), young (17-20 and 21-25) and elderly road users (>65). The 1988 Fatality File, contains details of each of the 2560 fatal crashes, resulting in 2875 fatalities that occurred in Australia in that year.