Assessment of the crash database system of the United Arab Emirates

This paper focuses on the crash database system of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based on a recent study conducted among different professionals and officers from traffic police, health authority, municipality and other agencies. Pros and cons of the existing crash database system have been identified based on the responses of these professionals. Fuzzy and missing areas of the existing crash form, problems faced during the data collection process, scope and skills of the professionals engaged in this field to adopt new technologies, and method of crash data sharing have been analyzed based on the responses of the survey. The analysis indicated the need to revise and improve the existing crash form and database by adding or modifying some data fields like adopting injury severity score (ISS) and using global positioning system (GPS) to identify the exact location of the crash site. The database revisions are mostly needed to increase the usability of the database for purposes such as safety auditing and accounting for pedestrian accidents. This work presented here provides some recommendations based on the concluding remarks made of the survey data analysis. These recommendations focus on developing a common crash data collection form and corresponding online data entry system, structure of the crash database system, incorporating GIS technology, and modifications of the process of data collection from the crash site.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 357-69
  • Monograph Title: Road safety on four continents: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28-30 March 2010: conference proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01382287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789163363597
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:11PM