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Only-Bus System For Intercity Mass Transit To Reduce Several Numerous Road Traffic Accidents

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT120481

Volume

128

Pages

12

Page Range

563 - 574

Published

2012

Size

542 kb

Author(s)

P. E. Faye, H. Azuma & I. Yoshida

Abstract

Senegalese intercity mass transit is dominated by very dilapidated minibuses and unsafe buses and the main roads are not in a good condition for either daytime or night time driving. During the rainy season, many roads are passable only with four-wheel drive vehicles. Due to the poor quality of road infrastructure and the outdatedness of the car fleet, crash risks are high and accidents are very frequent in Senegalese intercity mass transit. The road accidents kill an average of 350 persons and injure 2100 persons a year in Senegal. To overcome this problem of lack of safety, this paper focuses on a new kind of bus-based transit system called Only-Bus System (OBS) to introduce an innovative transit system for significantly reducing the road traffic accidents in Senegal. Analysis was conducted by gathering information from transportation membership and corporations in Senegal, reviewing papers from the USA, Europe, Asia and beyond, etc. The findings show that: 1) the real need of the system is to impose better bus services as the only public road intercity transit mode; 2) neither minibuses nor intercity taxi services will occur in this system; 3) The restriction of small occupancy vehicles and private cars and the introduction of high quality and large size buses could solve both the road traffic accidents and intercity travel demand. Keywords: Only-Bus System, intercity mass transit, accident problem, high quality bus, safety and security. 1 Introduction The problems of urban transportation for developing and underdeveloped countries are permanent. In fact, it has become more and more urgent to find

Keywords

Only-Bus System, intercity mass transit, accident problem, high quality bus, safety and security.