Problem Solving and Counter Measures for Road Accident Prone Environments
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 69-74
Received: Jan. 12, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 20, 2017; Published: Feb. 24, 2017
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Geena Kuruvilla, Department of Civil Engineering, FISAT, Kerala Technological University, Ernakulam, India
Jawahar Saud, Department of Civil Engineering, Federal Institute of Technology, KTU, Ernakulam, India
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Abstract
Safe roads are the foundation for the traffic safety. An accident is an unintentional injury, incidental and unplanned event that are caused by the transfer of energy between the human body and the environment. It involves a minimum of one road vehicle during which at least a minimum of one person is dislocated or killed. They impose a huge socio-economic cost in terms of untimely deaths, injuries, and loss of potential income and hence road safety has become an issue of national concern. Two main factors responsible for road accidents are heavy traffic on roads and rash driving. Reducing exposure to risk through transport and land use policies is the main factor behind the crashes. Shaping the road network for road injury prevention is one of the main step to be adopted. The main objective of this study is to describe the basic principles of road traffic injury control that differentiate the current situation of traffic accidents, and define the specific interventions that can be implemented in different settings to prevent the road traffic injuries and reduces the number of blackspots and to suggest various measures to strengthen the disaster risk governance to manage the risk of the disaster so that new efforts can be implemented to correlate the traffic accidents.
Keywords
Traffic, Accidents, Safety, Counter Measures, Black Spots
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Geena Kuruvilla, Jawahar Saud, Problem Solving and Counter Measures for Road Accident Prone Environments, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 69-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20170502.12
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