THE RELATION BETWEEN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, TRAFFIC VOLUMES, ECONOMIC FACTORS AND WEATHER. A FACTOR-ANALYTICAL STUDY USING COLOGNE DATA FOR THE YEARS 1960 TO 1968.

DER ZUSAMMENHANG ZWISCHEN VERKEHRSUNFALLEN, VERKEHRSMENGEN, WIRTSCHAFTSGROESSEN UND WETTER. EINE FAKTORENANALYTISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG MIT KOELNER DATEN FUER DIE JAHRE 1960 BIS 1968

Monthly data on accident rates, vehicle ownership, fuel consumption, economic development and weather were collected in Cologne from 1960 to 1968 and studied for interrelations by means of factor analysis. The stability with time of the interrelations was checked by comparing three three-year sections. The influence of the geographical position was able to be examined by a comparison with similar censuses carried out in Hamburg and Hessen. The following main relations were indicated: injury accidents occur more frequently in good, warm weather, and material damage accidents in bad, moderately cold weather; injuries occurring in accidents in summer are less severe than those which occur more rarely in winter; economic activity, traffic density and precipitation increase general accident rates; temporal or geographical differences do not alter this interrelation, but at most accent certain of them. /TRRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00097689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Institute of Road Research, Germany
  • ISBN: 3 87814 020 7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM