Error Factors Big in Vehicle Near-Misses

Tippet, John
June 2007
Fire Chief;Jun2007, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports on the human error as the main factor for the accidents involving rural fire apparatus and firefighters in their personal vehicles in the U.S. Reports show that the contributing factors for such events are human errors in the form of lost situational awareness and poor decision-making. Through this, one is advised to follow safety rules in driving including wearing a seatbelt, maintaining a good sense of reality, and keeping apparatus and personal vehicles in good condition.


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