Marginal effects of changing the vehicle mix on fatal crashes

Tay, Richard S. (2003) Marginal effects of changing the vehicle mix on fatal crashes. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 37(3), pp. 439-450.


Research on the incompatibility of vehicle types on the roads has thus far focused on the fatality risks associated with the occupants in each type of vehicle involved in a crash, and the fatal crash involvement rates of different types of vehicles, with little attention directed at the marginal effects of changes in the vehicle mix on road safety. This paper found that increasing the number of cars and buses in the vehicle population would reduce the number of fatal crashes, whereas increasing the number of motorcycles, trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans will increased the frequency of fatal crashes.

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ID Code: 8410
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0022-5258
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Financial Mathematics (010205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copryright 2003 London School of Economics and Political Science
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 12:58

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