Urban Road Accidents in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Gradske prometne nesrece u Dhaki, Banglades

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is a vulnerable city in terms of the number of road accidents. A total number of 2,720 accidents occurred during 2007-2011 causing a total of 1,481 pedestrian fatal accidents with 1,562 pedestrian fatal casualties. The primary objective of the paper is to study the crash characteristics of road traffic accidents in Dhaka. The study area for this research was Dhaka Metropolitan Area. The paper focused on a few selected parameters: a) trend in overall accident frequencies; b) accident location patterns; c) monthly variations, and d) accidents in different lighting conditions. The raw data in the form of Accident Report Forms were collected from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. A geographic information systems (GIS) database was developed and used for the analyses for the period of 2007-2011. The analyses showed that on the average, the total number of traffic accidents was reduced by 11% each year.

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  • Authors:
    • Ishtiaque, Ahmed
    • Bayes, Ahmed
    • Izzul, Ramli
  • Publication Date: 2014


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  • Accession Number: 01528434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2014 2:49PM