The interurban DRAG-Spain model: the main factors of influence on road accidents in Spain

Aparicio Izquierdo, Francisco and Arenas Ramírez, Blanca del Valle and Bernardos Rodríguez, Eva (2013). The interurban DRAG-Spain model: the main factors of influence on road accidents in Spain. "Research in Transportation Economics", v. 37 (n. 1); pp. 57-65. ISSN 0739-8859. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2011.08.011.

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Title: The interurban DRAG-Spain model: the main factors of influence on road accidents in Spain
Author/s:
  • Aparicio Izquierdo, Francisco
  • Arenas Ramírez, Blanca del Valle
  • Bernardos Rodríguez, Eva
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Research in Transportation Economics
Date: January 2013
Volume: 37
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Traffic accidents; Time series analysis; Mobility; Infrastructure; Surveillance; Traffic speed; Safety laws; Vehicle stock characteristics; Spanish intercity road network
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of applying DRAG methodology to the identification of the main factors of influence on the number of injury and fatal accidents occurring on Spain’s interurban network. Nineteen independent variables have been included in the model grouped together under ten categories: exposure, infrastructure, weather, drivers, economic variables, vehicle stock, surveillance, speed and legislative measures. Highly interesting conclusions can be reached from the results on the basis of the different effects of a single variable on each of the accident types according to severity. The greatest influence revealed by the results is exposure, which together with inexperienced drivers, speed and an ageing vehicle stock, have a negative effect, while the increased surveillance on roads, the improvement in the technological features of vehicles and the proportion of high capacity networks have a positive effect, since the results obtained show a significant drop in accidents.

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Item ID: 16432
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16432/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16432
DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2011.08.011
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0739885911000412
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Feb 2014 19:03
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 16:34
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