Analysis of traffic injury severity in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kamruzzaman, M., Haque, M. Mazharul and Washington, Simon (2014) Analysis of traffic injury severity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Transportation Research Record, 2451 121-130. doi:10.3141/2451-14


Author Kamruzzaman, M.
Haque, M. Mazharul
Washington, Simon
Title Analysis of traffic injury severity in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Journal name Transportation Research Record   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0361-1981
2169-4052
Publication date 2014-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3141/2451-14
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2451
Start page 121
End page 130
Total pages 10
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher National Research Council
Language eng
Abstract This research Identifie roadway, traffic, and environmental factors that influence the injury severity of road traffic crashes in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dhaka provides a rather unusual driving-risk environment to study because virtually anyone in Dhaka can obtain a driver's license, traffic enforcement is lax, and few fines arc given when drivers violate traffic rules. To examine this city with presumed heightened crash severity risk, the authors collected police-reported crash data from 2007 to 2011 containing about 2,714 road traffic crashes. The injury severity of traffic crashes-recorded as fatal injury, serious injury, or property damage only-was modeled with an ordered pro-bit model. Significant factors increasing the probability of fatal injuries included crashes along highways (65%), absence of a road divider (80%), crashes during night time (54%), and vehicle-pedestrian collisions (367%); two-way traffic configuration (21%) and traffic police-controlled schemes (41%) decreased the probability of fatalities. Both similarities and differences of the findings between crash risk in Dhaka and that in developed countries are discussed in policy-relevant terms.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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