Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 22, Pages: 1-6
K. Durga Abhishek, K. Yogesh Kumar, and R. Vijayalakshmi*
*Author for correspondence
Department of Civil Engineering, Siva Subramania Nadar College of Engineering, Kalavakkam – 603110, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Objective: Road Safety Audit (RSA) gives scope for the reduction of accidents and helps us to provide safe, self-explaining and efficient roads. Analysis: The road safety audit was done for a stretch of 10 km from Kelambakkam Junction to VIT Chennai located at Kelambakkam to Vandalur Road- SH 121 in India. In this Road safety audit, the accident analysis was done by considering geometric features of the road, pedestrian safety, and accident-prone locations. The accident data for past 4 years 2015 – 2018 was considered and compared the RSA data with various identified accident case studies in that stretch. Findings: After conducting RSA, it was found that the effective width of carriageway was reduced by the trucks, which were parked on highway, and creating traffic hindrance to high speed moving vehicles. Numbers of street lights are not sufficient and most of the Street lights are not working properly throughout the stretch. Median openings were found at unauthorized places which should be immediately closed, Access and service lanes are also deficient which requires immediate improvement. Growth of uncontrolled vegetation on either side of the road should be removed. Road and median markings which are found missing should be corrected and speed signs should be indicated at various places. This study will be more useful if the RSA data would be updated, and the reason behind each accident, are recorded and corrective measures taken. Application: This research can be used by the government officials to monitor and alter the road conditions as per IRC codes. It aids in rectifying and reducing the future accidents.
Keywords: Accident Analysis, Data Improvement
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