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Road Maintatence Effect in Reducing Road Accident

Author(s):

Deepak Verma , MSV International; vikas singh, LNCT

Keywords:

Road Accident, Road Safety, Road Maintenance

Abstract

Road transport acts as a linchpin of modern social club and economy now days. It is really hard to imagine life without it. Huge road network and road traffic because increasing number of road accidents. Road accidents are a subject of great personal tragedy, social and economic losses. Road accidents are increasing at an alarming rate day by day. Inadequate and delayed care is one of the significant factors causing road safety degradation. Therefore it is important to road engineers know all the road deficiencies that are commanded to maintain at a higher floor to maintain the route network in good and secure condition. Various road deficiencies such as large potholes, shoulder drop off, absence of necessary traffic furniture and so on are affecting road safety adversely. However road maintenance is limited to filling pothole, cleaning drainage facilities without replacing traffic signs, route crossing off, safety rails and other safety features essential to produce a safe road network. Thither is a need for maintenance of all road distresses components so road network remains in good and safe status for a longer duration. Hence, this study presents a road accident trends in India and identifies various maintenance deficiencies and their effects in road accidents. Thus, this study shows how poor road maintenance increases road accidents. This field also identifies the strength of improved road maintenance, conditions such as improved road surface condition, presence of proper traffic furniture and so on in reducing road accidents. Thus, it is expected that this study will be useful for road engineers in understanding how proper road maintenance affects in reducing road accidents.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV3I1378
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2015
Page(s): 303-307

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