A Combined Approach to Address Road Traffic Crashes beyond Cities: Hot Zone Identification and Countermeasures in Indonesia

Satria, Romi and Tsoi, Ka Ho and Castro Malpica, María and Loo, Becky P.Y. (2020). A Combined Approach to Address Road Traffic Crashes beyond Cities: Hot Zone Identification and Countermeasures in Indonesia. "Sustainability", v. 12 (n. 5); pp. 1801-1802. ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051801.

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Title: A Combined Approach to Address Road Traffic Crashes beyond Cities: Hot Zone Identification and Countermeasures in Indonesia
Author/s:
  • Satria, Romi
  • Tsoi, Ka Ho
  • Castro Malpica, María
  • Loo, Becky P.Y.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: February 2020
ISSN: 2071-1050
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Road Traffic Crashes, Hot Spots, Hot Zones, Countermeasures, Road Safety
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Addressing fatalities on road is a major concern in most countries in the world. South-EastAsian countries are no exception. In Indonesia, three persons die on road every hour. Understandingwhere and how road traffic crashes happen is imperative before the most efficient countermeasurescan be devised and implemented. In this paper, three tools—hot spots, hot zones and hot clusters—areused to identify sections of two main highways in the Province of Aceh that require most urgentaction. Many countermeasures have been developed to address the problem of black sites (hot spots).Examples of implementation often come from Australia, Europe or North America. Less researchexists on countermeasures in hot zones, even less so in the Global South (less developed countriesfrom Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America). This research applies quantitative spatial analysisthat builds on existing works using the hot zone methodology and goes a step further by suggestingrelevant countermeasures. More precisely, by taking into consideration the global urban-rural divide,this paper attempts to identify the most dangerous highway sections, in Indonesia, and to suggestappropriate hot zone countermeasures based on the characteristics of these hot zones. The resultsshowed that urban highways, when compared to rural highways, were characterized by highercrash rates and a larger number of hot zones. Formulating hot zone countermeasures in urbanenvironments should therefore consider their associated dangerousness and environmental features.Proposed countermeasures in urban roads include a stricter monitoring of the use of helmet, seat beltand cellphone, and the development of periodic communication and awareness campaigns.

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Item ID: 62589
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/62589/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:62589
DOI: 10.3390/su12051801
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/5/1801
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 May 2020 13:39
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 06:57
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