Comparative analysis of influencing factors on pedestrian road accidents

Farrukh Hafeez, Usman Ullah Sheikh, Saud Al-Shammari, Muhammad Hamid, Abdul Baqi Khan Khakwani, Zeeshan Ahmad Arfeen

Abstract


Road accident data includes detailed information about incidents that occurred, such as where they happened, the severity of the accident, and the number of people on the road at the time. Such information is useful in determining the causes of accidents and developing potential countermeasures. This research aims to determine the factors that contribute to pedestrian fatalities and injuries in traffic accidents. This study examined 150 pedestrian-vehicle accidents that took place between 1990 and 2021 in forty countries. Eleven factors have been identified as the major causes of accidents. The categorical principal component analysis (CATPCA) technique is used to reduce the number of dimensions and identify the elements that contribute to accidents. The eleven variables are classified into three groups: human factors, roadway environment, and vehicle attributes. The study found that car speed, weather, lighting, traffic conditions, area types, accident locations, and road conditions all had a significant impact on pedestrian accidents and fatalities. The findings show that a pedestrian's state (walking, running) and intention significantly increase the risk of serious injuries and death. The analysis of the driver's status suggests that the driver's intentions may also play a role in car accidents.

Keywords


Comparative analysis; Influencing factors; Pedestrians; Road accidents; Safety

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v12i1.4312

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