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High risk zones, high risk conditions
Ministry of equipment and transport, Belgium.
2001 (English)In: Proceedings of the conference Road Safety on Three Continents: International conference in Pretoria, South Africa, 20-22 September 2000 / [ed] Asp, Kenneth, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2001, Vol. 15A, 319-324 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

As far as road safety is concerned, the Walloon Region of Belgium hasconcentrated its action on two fields: the road network and the drivers'behaviour. High-risk sites are detected by means of an automatic method forsearching accident concentrations that is an extended concept of black spots.Once located, each of these sites will be submitted to a multi-criteriaanalysis taking account of the number of victims, geometry, traffic and thefrontage residents' density. Each of these sites then receives a global markindicating the importance of an intervention. The sites concerned areclassified annually according to this mark and the selected sites areanalysed from the accidents' point of view. An efficiency comparison in thencarried on and finally a confrontation with the knowledge of the physicalfield of local authorities and local road managers. When it comes to thedriver the aim is to determine the most frequent mechanical and sociologicalcauses of injury road accidents. An accident is generally due to theconjunction of several factors. Each combination of sociological andmechanical factors defines an accident sequence. The most frequent sequencesthus must be specified in order to know: 1) the mechanical causes (slipperybend, etc); 2) the targets (for instance: young unmarried drivers). Twocomplementary databases are available: the forms filled in by the policeofficers after an accident and the national survey on household mobilitycarried out in 1999. Both of these data sources have variables in common,which allows cross-checking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2001. Vol. 15A, 319-324 p.
Series
VTI konferens, ISSN 1104-7267 ; 15A
Keyword [en]
Accident, Location, Accident black spot, Classification, Cause, Road user, Data base, Statistics, Belgium
National Category
Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 82 Road: Geometric design and traffic safety; 80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 812 Road: Collation of accident statistics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4934OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4934DiVA: diva2:673763
Conference
Road Safety Three Continents in Pretoria, South Africa, 20-22 September 2000
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-09-28Bibliographically approved

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