A Framework for Spatial Road Safety Assessment: Case Study of Northern Ireland

Aimee Farrell, Salissou Moutari

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Abstract

Road traffic injuries are a major health issue worldwide. There are many factors that can
affect the levels of road traffic collisions which in turn increase the levels of people killed or
seriously injured. When road traffic collisions occur, observed facts are recorded in relation
to the incident. These facts are recorded as variable observations, and for this study,
variables and indicators are defined almost equivalently. There can be hundreds of different
indicators for the various collisions, as different countries face different road situations. This
makes it difficult to perform a road safety assessment, which can be applied globally. The
goal of this study is to select the most appropriate indicators and create a composite
indicator as a function of these indicators, which can be used as summary values, allowing
ease of comparisons between the countries/regions that have undergone a road safety
assessment. The composite indicator will then be used to assess the current situation in
Northern Ireland and provide scores for ranking policing in terms of overall road safety on
their road networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Irish Transport Research Network Conference - 2016
PublisherIrish Transport Research Network
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2016
EventIrish Transport Research Network - Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 01 Sep 201601 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceIrish Transport Research Network
Abbreviated titleITRN
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period01/09/201601/09/2016

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