Heavy vehicle crash characteristics in Oman, 2009-2011

Al Bulushi, Islam, Edwards, Jason, Davey, Jeremy, Armstrong, Kerry, Al Reesi, Hamed, & Al Shamsi, Khalid (2015) Heavy vehicle crash characteristics in Oman, 2009-2011. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 15(2), e191-e201.

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In recent years, Oman has seen a shift in the burden of diseases towards road accidents. The main objective of this paper, therefore, is to describe key characteristics of heavy vehicle crashes in Oman and identify the key driving behaviours that influence fatality risks. Crash data from January 2009 to December 2011 were examined and it was found that of the 22,543 traffic accidents that occurred within this timeframe, 3,114 involved heavy vehicles.
While the majority of these crashes were attributed to driver behaviours, a small proportion was attributed to other factors. The results of the study indicate that there is a need for a more thorough crash investigation process in Oman. Future research should explore the reporting processes used by the Royal Oman Police, cultural influences on heavy vehicle operations in Oman, and improvements to the current licensing system.

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ID Code: 83629
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: traffic accidents, accident prevention, automobile driving, safety, Oman
ISSN: 2075-051X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: ©Copyright 2011, Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Copyright Statement: Open Access Journal
Deposited On: 15 May 2015 02:36
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 15:39

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