Epidemiology of pedestrian–MVCs by road type in Cluj, Romania

This research investigates the pedestrian, driver and crash characteristics of pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents in Cluj County, Romania on national and local roads. 2010 police crash reports provide the data for the study and multivariable logistic regression models determine predictors of crash road type. Among the results, teenagers and adults are found to be involved in national road crashes more frequently, while young children and older adults are more likely to be involved in local road crashes. Marked pedestrian crossings and shoulders are more frequently seen in national crashes versus local crashes. The authors conclude that pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes are a significant health burden in Romania and that driver-related causes are attributable to crashes on national roads more than on local roads. They suggest, therefore, that interventions should target driver behavior on national roads and that additional research on behaviors such as distraction and speeding is necessary.

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  • Accession Number: 01561452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2015 11:31AM