Road accident data are compiled here in an effort to compare numbers of deaths from road accidents with deaths from other causes, in particular, with diseases prevalent in the countries concerned. Road accident rates in these countries are compared with those in Europe and America, and estimates have been made of the cost of road accidents to developing countries. The study found that road accidents, which are not insigniicant compared with other social problems, are high in comparison with developed countries, and the total road accident costs are considerable. It was found that the fatality rates (per vehicle) decreased with increasing vehicle ownership in over 30 developing countries. Over a 10-year period, some of the countries showed an increase in the fatality rate per licensed vehicle. A recent study indicates that data collection and analysis methods in these countries are inadequate and there are more accidents than appear in statistical summaries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears in "Transport Planning in Developing Countries," which is a publication containing the Proceedings of Seminar U of the Summer Annual Meeting at University of Warwick, England during July, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JACOBS, G D
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 56-64
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  • Accession Number: 00148226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P128
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM