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A Statistical Comparison Between Severe Accidents And PDO Accidents In Riyadh

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980431

Volume

36

Pages

12

Published

1998

Size

1,058 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A.S. Al-Ghamdi

Abstract

Riyadh, capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a fast developing and modernized city. With a population of three million inhabitants and a motorized rate (population per vehicle) of 3.8, Riyadh has been experiencing increasing traffic accident problems. Official statistics have shown that more than 400 fatalities and 3000 injuries occur annually due to traffic accidents. The severity index of traffic accidents over the past four years is higher than the corresponding nationwide index. This study aims at investigating the severity of traffic accidents in Riyadh. An attempt was made to compare property damage only (PDO) accidents with severe accidents in order to analyze the nature of severe accidents and determine their characteristics so that some remedies can be recommended. For ac

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