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Title: Analyzing the safety impact of longer and heavier vehicles circulating in the European market
Author: Castillo Manzano, José Ignacio
Castro Nuño, Mercedes
Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Keywords: Seguretat viària
Vehicles de motor
Anàlisi de dades de panel
Models economètrics
Països de la Unió Europea
Traffic safety
Motor vehicles
Panel analysis
Econometric models
European Union countries
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The European Union (EU) has developed different strategies to internalize the costs of excessive motor traffic in the road freight transport sector. One of these is a relaxation of restrictions on the size and load capacity of trucks that circulate between member States and a proposal has been made for Longer and Heavier Vehicles (LHVs) to be allowed to circulate across borders. LHVs are the so-called "megatrucks" (i.e., trucks with a length of 25 meters and a weight of 60 tonnes). Megatrucks have allowed to circulate for decades in some European countries such as Norway, Finland, and Sweden, world leaders in traffic accident prevention, although the impact that cross-border traffic would have on road safety is still unknown.
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It is part of: Journal of Safety Research, 2021, vol. 77, p. 1-12
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ISSN: 0022-4375
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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