Review of Contributing Factors in Road Traffic Accidents in Iran

Road traffic accidents are generally considered as multilateral events in which one or more road users are not able to cope with circumstances and it results in fatal or financial damages. Occurrence of many accidents is predictable. Hence, factors with the potential for accident occurrence can be identified; many similar accidents can be prevented or their severity can be reduced by using appropriate measures. In this paper, previous studies on the contributing factors in the formation of accidents are reviewed, while the share of each factor in the occurrence in an accident is estimated. Based on the results of this study, the role of human factors cannot be intended as the major accident contribution factor and the other factors such as road environment, vehicles and their interactions with the human factor should be considered in leading road users to make mistakes. Apart from the belief that the share of human factors in road accidents is 90 percent, it must be admitted that the environment, road conditions, traffic combination and vehicles have a significant role in the formation of accidents.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01676805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0117
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2018 12:35PM