Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 47, Pages: 1-4
Amit Kumar Yadav, Waseem Akram and Arjuman Muzaffar Rather
Department of Civil Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road, National Highway 1, Phagwara – 144411, Punjab, India; am[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Background/Objectives: As road accidents is a major health problem but yet neglected in most of the countries especially in the developing countries like ours i.e. India. It is due to various causes Vehicular Characteristics, Human Behavior and many Environmental factors causing Road Traffic Accidents (RTA). Multiple agencies like Police department, Transport Department and health involved addressing road safety. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Modifiable and preventable factors can help in reducing road accidents up to some extent. Study is planned by using information from different sources like district hospitals, Traffic police, and other private hospitals in a given area (NH1). Findings: After collecting this data, the micro level study of black spots (where maximum accidents occur) are to be carried out and other defects, unevenness and degradation in road surface, lack of engineering in design of highway from which we can view the cause of accidents. Applications/Improvements: The area on which the study is to be done on is from Jalandhar to Ludhiana (NH1), it’s about 55 kilometer distance with high density traffic and greater no of road accidents. There is an essential need to create awareness and create road safety awareness among people. The Government alone cannot tackle road accident problems.
Keywords: Accidents, Accident Data, Accident Study, Black Spot
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