Analyzing the relationship between car generation and severity of motor-vehicle crashes in Denmark

Rich, Jeppe, Prato, Carlo Giacomo, Hels, Tove, Lyckegaard, Allan and Kristensen, Niels Buus (2013). Analyzing the relationship between car generation and severity of motor-vehicle crashes in Denmark. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 13-17 January 2013.

Author Rich, Jeppe
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Hels, Tove
Lyckegaard, Allan
Kristensen, Niels Buus
Title of paper Analyzing the relationship between car generation and severity of motor-vehicle crashes in Denmark
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, United States
Conference dates 13-17 January 2013
Proceedings title Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary While in the last 40 years Danish roads have observed a decrease in the number of fatalities, research has not investigated the contribution of legislative, enforcement, technological, infrastructural and human factors to this reduction. In the context of a Danish car market with remarkably high registration tax causing potential buyers to hold longer onto old cars, the relationship between technological enhancements of vehicles and severity of crashes requires particular attention. The current study investigates the relationship between car generation (i.e., car’s first registration year) and injury severity sustained by car drivers involved in accidents in Denmark between 2004 and 2010. A generalized ordered logit model is estimated while controlling for several characteristics of the crash, the vehicle and the persons involved, and scenario analysis is performed for assessing the effect of car generation on drivers’ injury severity. Results illustrate that newer car generations are associated to significantly lower probability of injury and fatality, and that replacing older cars with newer ones introduces significant and not to be overlooked benefits for both population and society.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2013 Paper #13-1246

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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