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Analysis Of Pedestrian Accidents Using A Geographical Information System (GIS) In Konya City, Turkey

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130441

Volume

134

Pages

7

Page Range

495 - 501

Published

2014

Size

1,784 kb

Author(s)

C. Avcı & S. S. Durduran

Abstract

Traffic accidents occur due to people, vehicles and the environment. They are caused by drivers’ carelessness, excessive speed, because of, for example, human failings and a mechanical glitch occurring in vehicles, and environmental factors such as heavy fog or snowy weather. Therefore, to minimize traffic accidents, multi-faceted measures have to be taken. In order to avoid irreversible losses three parameters are separately focused upon. One of the parameters is of a person who is located in traffic as a driver or passenger in a vehicle, or outside of the vehicle as a stationary or moving pedestrian. In this study pedestrian accidents which occurred between the years 2005–2006 and 2011–2012 will be discussed. Using GIS technologies, spatial analysis will be performed and, in order to focus attention on the environment, an attempt to achieve check out measures from different perspectives will be made. Also in this study the decisions with outcomes will be evaluated on a spatial basis so as to create a base in order to be more effective. Keywords: GIS, pedestrian accidents, spatial analysis.

Keywords

GIS, pedestrian accidents, spatial analysis