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Title: Statistical comparison between severe accidents and PDO accidents in Riyadh
Authors: Al-Ghamdi, A.S.
Keywords: Engineering controlled terms: Data reduction; Highway accidents; Public policy; Statistical methods; Strategic planning; Traffic surveys; Urban planning
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Computational Mechanics Publ, Ashurst, United Kingdom
Citation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st Century 1998, Pages 447-458
Abstract: The severity of traffic accident in Riyadh is investigated. 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. A total of 1774 police reported accidents was collected in a systematic random manner for the period of 1996 through 1997. Analysis using various test statistics was conducted to compare the two categories of accidents. Improper driving behavior is the primary cause of accidents and the young drivers are most often the victims. Also, the taxis and pick up trucks are in high risk of being involved in accidents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11929
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