An Exploratory Study on the Pattern of Traffic Accidents in India

According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India (NCRB), traffic accidents accounted for 52.8% of the total unnatural deaths in India in 2015. In this study, the authors examine the patterns of road accidents in India with special focus on their antecedents. Data for the study is sourced from the latest NCRB reports and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Parametric tests conducted on the data do not point to any significant differences in traffic accidents between the festival and non-festival months, or different seasons of the year. However, the authors do find a significant difference in traffic accidents in states with high domestic tourism compared to those with low domestic tourism. Further, the authors conduct a regression analysis, which shows that accidents increase with age and that males tend to be involved in more accidents than females. The findings will prove useful for policy makers in devising appropriate strategies to reduce accidents on roads. Theoretical and managerial implications along with policy level interventions are also discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 01682726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2018 7:04AM