Application of Event Analysis for In-Depth Study of Road Accidents

The upward trend of socio-economic development in Thailand has a strong influence on motorization and road traffic situation. The uprising level of motorization has a direct impact on the occurrence of road crashes and the current situation is aggravating to a serious public health concern. Fatalities of around 130,000 people and permanently disabled injuries of about 500,000 people over the past decade undoubtedly represent Thailand to be inflicted with burning concern of major cause of deaths among the South East Asian region. In particular, the economically active segment of population suffers mostly due to such curse. The estimated amount of about US$2500 million per year due to road crashes significantly affects the growing of the economy about 3.4 percent of GNP. Such an important issue causing a huge drain from national economy should be sincerely addressed by the concerned authorities involved in road safety. In-depth study following crash investigation and reconstruction has not yet been practiced in Thailand. This paper addresses this innovative way of conducting in-depth study focusing on the contributory factors in road crashes. This research study attempts to establish the links of the causes and consequences with classification of events prior to crash illustrating an investigated case. The link between different events demonstrates the complex interaction of dynamic driving behavior, vehicle, and road and environment. This study also highlights the dynamic driving situation with initial traveling speed including the pre-impact and post-impact speed of the involved vehicles with a view to describe the crash scenario.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 21p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1557
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:11PM