Risk factors associated with bus accident severity in the United States: a generalized ordered logit model

Kaplan, Sigal and Prato, Carlo Giacomo (2012) Risk factors associated with bus accident severity in the United States: a generalized ordered logit model. Journal of Safety Research, 43 3: 171-180. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2012.05.003


Author Kaplan, Sigal
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Title Risk factors associated with bus accident severity in the United States: a generalized ordered logit model
Journal name Journal of Safety Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4375
1879-1247
Publication date 2012-06
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jsr.2012.05.003
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 171
End page 180
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction: Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in improving bus safety operations worldwide. While in the United States buses are considered relatively safe, the number of bus accidents is far from being negligible, triggering the introduction of the Motor-coach Enhanced Safety Act of 2011.

Method: The current study investigates the underlying risk factors of bus accident severity in the United States by estimating a generalized ordered logit model. Data for the analysis are retrieved from the General Estimates System (GES) database for the years 2005-2009.

Results: Results show that accident severity increases: (i) for young bus drivers under the age of 25; (ii) for drivers beyond the age of 55, and most prominently for drivers over 65 years old; (iii) for female drivers; (iv) for very high (over 65 mph) and very low (under 20 mph) speed limits; (v) at intersections; (vi) because of inattentive and risky driving.
Keyword Accident severity
Bus accidents
Bus safety operations
Generalized ordered logit model
Injury severity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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