Fatality rates

Using the state of Victoria as an example, the paper shows: 1. How a quarterly measure of vehicle-kilometres travelled (VKT) can be generated from fuel sales data. The measure weights different VKT by their fatality risk (safety-weighted VKT). Dividing the number of fatalities by safety-weighted VKT gives a quarterly fatality rate. 2. How the three main safety measures during the period (seat belts, random breath testing and speed cameras) have developed, and 3. How they can be incorporated into a simple model that can be used to keep road authorities up-to-date with what is happening per quarter, and which allows projection of the effects on fatalities of further safety measures. (a) For the covering record of the conference, please refer to ITRD no. E218380.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 11P (SESSION TUES 2D)
  • Monograph Title: ATRF 2009: 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum: the growth engine: interconnecting transport performance, the economy and the environment: 29 September-1 October 2009, Auckland, New Zealand

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:15AM