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Improving reversing safety of commercial vehicles.

Murray, W

Heavy Vehicles


Insurance claims data from many companies around the world and research undertaken at the University of Huddersfield in the UK suggests that between a quarter to a third of all reported freight transport collision accidents arise from vehicles reversing, in some cases many more. Despite this, the vast majority of such accidents go unnoticed at the government and company levels. As a result there is only limited comparative data and, until recently, very few specific reversing-based reduction interventions such as vehicle mounted safety cameras have been implemented by vehicle operators, driver trainers or policy makers.