Violations of social regulation and traffic accidents in road freight transport
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Department of Road and Urban Transport, University of Zilina in Zilina, Slovak Republic
Department of Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Submission date: 2022-09-11
Final revision date: 2022-09-28
Acceptance date: 2022-09-29
Publication date: 2022-10-05
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Ján Beňuš   

Department of Road and Urban Transport, University of Zilina in Zilina, Univerzitná 1, 01026, Žilina, Slovak Republic
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2022;97(3):51-59
The aim of the work is to analyze violations of social regulation in road freight transport and to propose solutions to prevent these violations. In the first part, we devoted ourselves to the processing of knowledge about road freight transport based on the legislation of the European Union, which is directly oriented to the conditions for the operator of road freight transport with vehicles over 3.5-tons of total weight. Since compliance with the rules also comes with their violations, it is also necessary to consider the traffic accident rate in road freight transport, we specifically identified and compared the traffic accident rate in road freight transport based on traffic accident statistics published on the website of the Ministry of the Interior. In the second part, we gradually processed and evaluated a questionnaire survey, which consisted of questions focused on the violation of social legislation by drivers. In the final part of the work, based on the analysis from the first part of the work and the results from the questionnaire survey in the second part, we proposed solutions to prevent the most frequent violations of social legislation by drivers and carriers.
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