International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part L (2017)
Estimation of accident rate at blockspots
India is a developing country and safety of road is still in a premature stage. Accident severity is increasing in increasing order due to increasing in vehicle population. Accident leads to disablement, death, damage to health and property, social suffering and general degradation of environment. The road accident situation in India is alarming. Records show that there is loss of 17 lives on an average every hour in our country. The high accident rate is largely attributed to the inadequacy of the highways and other main roads to meet the traffic demands, road user behavior, vehicle defects, poor road geometrics and visibility. Road accidents inflict heavy economic loss to the country. Road Safety is necessary to reduce accident involving both human and vehicles there by making the road more safe and user friendly to traffic.
NH-16 is one of the major connectivity from Kolkata to Chennai which caters to the need of transportation of light goods to heavy goods and passengers. Study area was undertaken on road NH-16 & NH 65in and around Vijayawada. The study Stretch is a major connectivity to Airport and many more small scale industries based on automobiles. The no of accidents is rising up every year due to increasing vehicles population. The location in a roadway where the traffic accident often occurs is called a black spot. The accident data is analyzed using accident frequency and severity index method. The safety deficiencies were detected to minimize accidents and save the road users. The deficiencies along with the measures for further improvement have been presented in this thesis.
How to cite this article:
M Anvesh Kumar, B Kalpana. Estimation of accident rate at blockspots. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(5):786-792.