• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Analysis of Roadside Safety of Highways in South Thailand


Every year, the number of road crashes in Thailand, which result in about 12,000 deaths has been around 1 million. During the period between 2007 and 2010 the number of recorded vehicular accidents on Thailand’s highways was 53,718, or 13,430 cases per year. About 5900 cases or 44% of the cases involved vehicles crashing into roadside objects. This paper describes the roadside crash situation on Thai highways by using DOH records of 949 crashes that occurred during 2007-2010 on 270 km. section in Southern Thailand. The results show that speeding vehicles are more likely to be involved in roadside crashes accounting for about 70% of the crashes. Among all passenger vehicles (passenger cars, vans, pickups, and Songtaew (converted passenger pickup), pickups are more likely to be involved in roadside crashes as compared to other passenger vehicle types. Detailed investigation of in depth roadside crashes is also described. The DOH has started actions the roadside tree problem, a description of the action is described the DOH Roadside Safety Strategic Plan 2009-2013. Keywords: Roadside crashes, Roadside hazards, Roadside safety strategies


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