RELATIONS BETWEEN SERIOUS CONFLICTS AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

SAMBAND MELLAN ALLVARLIGA KONFLIKTER OCH TRAFIKOLYCKOR

The aim of this project is to develop a method for accident-risk measuring by the use of conflict analysis. The basic hypothesis is that, if the degree of seriousness in conflicts might be measured in an objective way, there is A connection between conflicts and actual accidents. In order to study the relation between accidents and conflicts, accident- and conflict data for 50 intersections in the city of malmoe were collected. The preliminary analysis aimed at discriminating factors that influenced the relation between accidents and conflicts. Two factors were found with an absolutely dominating influence, the kind of road user involved and the speed-standard (the mean speed of vehicles passing the intersection). The main possible application area of the method so far is for before and after studies to evaluate the safety effects of different countermeasures. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Trafikteknik Tekniska Hoegskdan i Lund

    Fack 725
    Lund,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • HYDEN, C
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM