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Strategies To Reduce Traffic Accident Rates In Developing Countries: Lessons Learned For Assessment And Management



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE-V8-N1-98-109

Volume

Volume 8 (2018), Issue 1

Pages

11

Page Range

98 - 109

Author(s)

I. M. SCHOEMAN

Abstract

Strategy formulation and approaches in assessment and management of traffic engineering challenges related to the impact of traffic accidents on road networks in developing countries is problematic. The core focus of this paper consists of research output derived from traffic accident data available in South Africa. The availability of traffic accident data will be assessed to formulate applicable intervention traffic management strategies. Furthermore, the paper will include a statistical analysis and projection of such road traffic accident data in order to derive at certain tendencies from existing realities.

From the outcome of the research lessons learned for improved traffic planning, management and formulation of intervention strategies in developing countries will be deduced. Improved traffic and transportation planning practices is a priority in developing countries and economies and will guide resilient and sustainable traffic planning in developing countries.

Keywords

traffic accident, traffic management, traffic planning, transportation planning