WIT Press


Identification Assessment And The Enhancement Of Accident Data Collection And Analysis In KSA

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT140381

Volume

138

Pages

7

Published

2014

Size

340 kb

Author(s)

A. M. Al-Atwai & W. Saleh

Abstract

Tabku city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suffers from significantly high accident rates and severities, which are both continuously increasing. Higher dependence on car, violation of traffic regulation and laws, higher speeds on the roads as well as weather conditions and other environmental factors related to roads, traffic and drivers are responsible for the rise in accident rates and worsening severities. In this paper a typical accident reduction framework and methodology of Tabuk city is presented which include risk identification, assessment and enhancement of accident data collection and analysis in KSA. This framework is designed to reduce the accident risk when implemented at a city level and also to provide a policy framework for other cities in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords

accident, risk assessment framework, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.