Analysis of the impact of the technical condition of vehicles on road safety
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Transport, Stanisław Staszic State University of Applied Sciences in Piła
Transport, Stanisław State Staszic University of Applied Sciences in Piła
Transport, Koszalin University of Technology
Piotr Gorzelańczyk   

Transport, Stanisław Staszic State University of Applied Sciences in Piła
Submission date: 2023-04-21
Final revision date: 2023-06-20
Acceptance date: 2023-06-22
Publication date: 2023-06-30
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2023;100(2):62–74
Every year too many people lose their lives and health on Polish roads. At best, it only ends with damage to their cars. The number of accidents is very high. Despite the construction of new, safer roads, the number of collisions continues to rise, and death, every year, is suffered by about three thousand accident participants. On average, forty-one thousand people are injured annually. The main causes of accidents are failure to adjust speed to prevailing conditions or traffic regulations, driving under the influence of alcohol and random events, as well as the technical condition of the vehicles. The purpose of the article is to answer the question of how the technical condition of the vehicles affects traffic safety. For this reason, an assessment of the technical condition of vehicles during a periodic examination at a vehicle inspection station was made. Based on the study, it can be concluded that the largest percentage of defects detected during the examination is in the tire 40% and steering 40%, defects that are particularly important from the point of view of traffic safety, which were demonstrated during the examination.
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