Emergency Vehicle Accidents: Prevention, Reconstruction, and Legal Aspects

Overview

An optometrist with a long background in firefighting and emergency medicine, Solomon emphasizes that vision is an integral component in preventing and avoiding accidents. For firefighters, police officers, and ambulance personal, he suggests knowledge and training for safer driving under emergency conditions. For the legal profession, he provides background on the causes and intricacies of emergency responses, why accidents occur, and how they could have been prevented. No information is cited for Hill or the ...
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Overview

An optometrist with a long background in firefighting and emergency medicine, Solomon emphasizes that vision is an integral component in preventing and avoiding accidents. For firefighters, police officers, and ambulance personal, he suggests knowledge and training for safer driving under emergency conditions. For the legal profession, he provides background on the causes and intricacies of emergency responses, why accidents occur, and how they could have been prevented. No information is cited for Hill or the several other collaborators. Nor is any mention made of the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930056466
  • Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Part I Human Factors and Emergency Vehicle Operation
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Construction of Emergency Vehicles 9
Chapter 3 Anatomy of the Eyes and Visual Performance 13
Chapter 4 Color Vision 37
Chapter 5 Flashing Lights 43
Chapter 6 Sirens and Audible Devices 59
Chapter 7 Why Fire Vehicle Color Is a Safety Issue 69
Chapter 8 Fluorescent, Retroreflective and Phosphorescent Materials 79
Chapter 9 Emergency Response and Vehicle Operation 89
Chapter 10 Medical Control 95
Part II Accident Reconstruction and Litigation
Chapter 11 Emergency Vehicle Accident Profiles 113
Chapter 12 Accidents and Litigation--Case Studies 123
Chapter 13 Accident Analysis Considerations 137
Chapter 14 The Police Chase 161
Chapter 15 Emergency Vehicle Accidents: Representing the Innocent Injured Bystander 181
Chapter 16 Parked Emergency Vehicles: Highway Hazards 193
Chapter 17 Emergency Service Personnel as Pedestrians 203
Part III Statutes and Cases
Introductory Essay 213
State-by-State Brief Summary 225
State-by-State Statutes and Case Law 235
Part IV Appendices
Appendix I
Fire Apparatus Specifications: Pumper/Rescue 487
Appendix II
Revised Federal Specifications for Ambulances 529
Index to Appendix II 609
About the Authors 615
Index 617
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