The need for research into valuation of road accidents in developing countries is well documented in a variety of reports. In the case of Egypt, one of the main studies investigating the accident cost problem, as part of the overall Traffic Accidents Research Program in Egypt, was conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory Overseas Unit in collaboration with the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT, 1991). The study considered four aspects of accident costs: human, vehicle, property damage, and traffic delay costs. The total cost of surveyed 1989 accidents was found to be 57,287,500 L.E. (Egyptian Pound) (US $17,359,850). The results are used as a basis for much of the cost estimates in this paper. Using data from the ASRT study and from claims' courts cases, estimates of road accident costs are produced.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 101-110
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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  • Accession Number: 00723288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1996 12:00AM