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Identification and Improvements of Accident Prone Stretches: A Case Study of Bhavnagar City

Author(s):

Pathak Khyati Balkrushanbhai , Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science ? Rajkot; P. A. Shinkar, Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science ? Rajkot

Keywords:

Transportation, Road Traffic Accidents, Accident Prone Area

Abstract

Transportation sector plays the important role in any country development. Road traffic accident have Increase in the recent years due to several reasons. The rapid population growth and increasing number of motor vehicles on the road has created a major social problem- the loss of lives through road accidents. Thus, road traffic accident is collisions between vehicles, between vehicles and pedestrians, between vehicles and animals, or between vehicles and any other objects. Accident prone location should be identified so the accident can be reduced with proper action on the prone location. This study is relevance in this context for mitigating accident problems on Bhavnagar city roads through systematic identification, analysis and measure of accident prone stretches. Based on Accident Severity Index (ASI) method the top most three accident prone stretches are identified and studied and suggested improvements.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV5I21270
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 1374-1377

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