Road Accident Risk Models: The Use of SafeNET in Thessaloniki

The development of mathematical models in order to relate the number of accidents with the geometrical and functional characteristics of road networks is always an important issue in road safety. The first attempts started in the early 50s and since then a lot of research has been made towards this direction. As a result a number of tools have been developed worldwide. The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) developed the SafeNET software package, which allows estimates to be made of the number of personal injury accidents per year for particular elements of a road network. Within the framework of this paper the results from the use of the SafeNET software package in the central area of the city of Thessaloniki are presented. The network consists of four links and four nodes. SafeNET has proven to be a very useful tool in assisting the work of traffic engineers.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 219-228
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 184564008X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2005 12:02PM