PEDESTRIAN EXPOSURE TO RISK OF ROAD ACCIDENT IN NEW ZEALAND

This study uses data from a recent survey of New Zealanders' travel behavior to estimate the pedestrian risk of road accident injury. The estimated risk of accident disaggregated by sex and age were examined by combining road accident data with survey data using the exposure measures "time spent walking" and "number of roads crossed" The two resulting measures of risk were compared both with one another and with the most common mode of presenting of pedestrian accident statistics, accidents per capita. The overpresentation of the elderly in pedestrian accident statistics was examined in light of their greater susceptability to injury from a given accident. An attempt was made to adjust for this susceptibility using estimated numbers of "severe impacts" based on the risk of road accident fatality per road crossed. The relative importance of walking as a mode of transport was examined using the travel survey data. Finally, the risks of road accident when crossing at a zebra (unsignalized) crossing were compared with the risks of crossing elsewhere.

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    Elsevier

    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Keall, M D
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1995 12:00AM