Pedestrian crashes in Ethiopia: Identification of contributing factors through modelling of exposure and road environment variables

Tulu, Getu Segni (2015) Pedestrian crashes in Ethiopia: Identification of contributing factors through modelling of exposure and road environment variables. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Pedestrian safety is a critical issue in Ethiopia. Reports show that 50 to 60% of traffic fatality victims in the country are pedestrians. The primary aim of this research was to examine the possible causes of and contributing factors to crashes with pedestrians in Ethiopia, and improve pedestrian safety by recommending possible countermeasures.

The secondary aim was to develop appropriate pedestrian crash models for two-way two-lane rural roads and roundabouts in the capital city of Ethiopia. This research uses quantitative methods throughout the process of the investigation. The research has applied various statistical methods.

The results of this research support the idea that geometric and operational features have significant influence on pedestrian safety and crashes. Accordingly, policies and strategies are needed to safeguard pedestrians in Ethiopia.

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ID Code: 86570
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Washington, Simon, King, Mark, & Haque, MD. Mazharul
Keywords: Pedestrian crash, Exposure, Risk, Model, Ethiopia
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2015 06:41
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 04:59

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