Urban Traffic Safety Assessment: A Case Study of Six Indian Cities

This study reports the results of fatal road traffic fatal crash data from six mid-sized cities in India: Agra, Amritsar, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Vadodara, and Vishakhapatnam. Relative to total road fatalities, the percentage of vulnerable road user deaths in all six cities range between 84% and 93%, car occupant fatalities between 2% and 4%, and three-wheeled scooter taxi (TST) occupants less than 5%. The largest proportion of fatalities for all road user categories (especially vulnerable road users) is associated with collisions with buses and trucks, followed by collisions with cars; however, the proportion of pedestrian fatalities associated with motorized two-wheeler (MTW) collisions ranges from 8% to 25% of the total. The data indicate that the 0–14 age group is underrepresented in proportion to its share of the population, including children riding motorcycles. Occupant fatality rates per 100,000 vehicles for MTW and TST occupants are 2–3 and 3–5 times higher, respectively, than for cars. However, estimates of association with fatal crashes show that MTWs and cars pose a similar risk to society, with TSTs representing a slightly smaller risk. Confirming some of these results will require data with a higher level of detail.


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  • Accession Number: 01598276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2016 9:07AM