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A new methodology for determining accident and injury contributing factors, and its application to road accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway

  • Road accidents are typically analyzed to address influences of human, vehicle, and environmental (primarily infrastructure) factors. A new methodology, based on a "Venn diagram" analysis, gives a broader perspective on the probable factors, and combinations of factors, contributing both to the occurrence of a crash and to sustaining injuries in that crash. The methodology was applied to 214 accidents on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Factors contributing to accidents and injuries were addressed. The major human factors influencing accidents on this roadway were speeding (30%) and falling asleep (29%), while injuries were primarily due to lack of seat belt use (46%). The leading infrastructure factor for injuries was impact with a roadside manmade structure (28%), and the main vehicle factor for injuries was passenger compartment intrusion (73%). This methodology can help identify effective vehicle and infrastructure-related solutions for preventing accidents and mitigating injuries in India.

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Author:M. Patel, S. Kumar, S. Balakumar, A. Patel, M. Bhuvanesh, M. Painter, Ravishankar Rajaraman, Ahmedali M. Hassan, Jeya Padmanaban
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2015/09/14
Year of first publication:2015
Contributing corporation:JP Research India (Pune)
Release Date:2015/09/14
Tag:Autobahn; Deutschland; Fahrzeug; Indien; Konferenz; Menschlicher Faktor; Tödlicher Unfall; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Untersuchung am Unfallort; Ursache; Verfahren; Verkehrsinfrastruktur; Verletzung
Accident; Accident reconstruction; Cause; Conference; Expressway; Fatality; Germany; Human factor; India; Injury; Method; On the spot accident investigation; Transport infrastructure; Vehicle
Außerdem beteiligt: JP Research Inc., Mountain View, California
Source:6th International Conference on ESAR 2014
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 6th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt

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