Road accidents and weather

This is a comparative study of the interrelationship between weather characteristics and road accidents, recorded in 1960 in the Melbourne metropolitan area. The daily total number, as well as the day time and night time number of personal injury accidents, were analyzed in phenomena. Firstly, the seasonal and the day of week variations of number of accidents were statistically eliminated, and the so obtained 'accident relative numbers' were used in the following study. This extended to the effect of rainfall and other types of precipitation, visibility, atmospheric pressure, temperature, wind, cloudiness, duration of sunshine, as well as the daily weather type, on the size of accident relative numbers. A multiple correlation analysis was carried out regarding the effect of rain, sunrise and sunset, public holidays and trend of increase on the number of accidents. Some statistically significant correlations were found (A).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 529-83
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01441299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:38PM