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Thirty years' experience of accident case histories related to the transport of dangerous goods by road is summarised, and statistics are presented. Human consequences are assessed in terms of frequency-fatality curves. These results are compared with accidents arising in other modes of transport and in fixed installations in the chemical industry. The environmental consequences of road transport accidents appear to exceed those of other modes of transport, though other consequences seem to be of similar magnitude. The overall frequency is about 10% of that of accidents at fixed installations.

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Authors: HAASTRUP P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: OECD Meeting on Strategies for Transporting Dangerous Goods by Road: Safety and Environmental Protection, Karlstadt (SE), June 2-4, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36817 ORA
Record Number: 199210713 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en