A STUDY OF ROAD ACCIDENTS IN SELECTED URBAN AREAS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

This report presents an analysis of personal injury accident rates for roads in selected urban areas in developing countries. It shows, for a number of cities, the distribution of accidents by type of road, class of road-user and vehicle involved. It was found that in the cities studied, the accident and casualty rates (per licensed vehicle) were about 60 per cent greater than in urban areas in Great Britain. The fatality rates were found to be at least eight times greater than in Great Britain and up to thirty times greater than in the United States. Relationships between accident rates and vehicle and pedestrian flows were derived and compared with similar relationships derived in Great Britain. (Copyright (c) Crown Copyright 1977.)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JACOBS, G D
    • SAYER, I A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL-LR-775
  • Files: TSR, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM