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Proportion of bus occupant casualties that fell under braking by peak deceleration.

Proportion of bus occupant casualties that fell under braking by peak deceleration.

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In London, around two-thirds of those killed in collisions involving a bus are pedestrians and most of these are killed crossing the road. The time between the pedestrian first being recognisable as a threat and the moment of impact is usually less than 2 seconds. Human drivers have very limited opportunity to avoid the collision. Automated Emergen...

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... these figures to the total number of bus vehicle km travelled in London each year (490million 2 ) gave an estimate of the number of deceleration events that occur in London each year by peak deceleration. Data from the CCTV analysis (Figure 9) shows the proportion of casualties that occur at each acceleration level. ...
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... of the IRIS database identified an average of 974 casualties per year that resulted from non-collision incidents in which braking was coded as the cause of the injuries. Combining this total with the proportions in Figure 9 produced an estimate of the annual average number of London bus occupant casualties that occur at each braking level. Combining this with the frequency of brake events by deceleration allows an estimate the number of casualties per braking event at each acceleration level. ...

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