A General Study on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users of Alappuzha District


Authors : Neeraja Chandrasekhar, B.K. Bindhu

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 7 - July

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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Abstract : Conventional traffic and transport studies focus on vehicular movement rather than the Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs). Vulnerable road users are mainly those unprotected by an outside shield, namely pedestrians and two-wheelers, as they sustain a greater risk of injury in any collision against a vehicle and are therefore highly in need of protection against such collisions. This work mainly concentrates on the safety of VRUs of Alappuzha district. The Alappuzha district is selected because it is a low lying district in the state of Kerala such that the number of VRUs is also high. For this the accident data for the past three years is collected from the District Crime Records Bureau of Alappuzha district. Also the road inventory data and a questionnaire survey were done. A detailed analysis of the data was done and based on the data analyzed inferences and suggestions for improving the safety of VRUs were made.

Keywords : Vulnerable Road Users; District Crime Records Bureau .

Conventional traffic and transport studies focus on vehicular movement rather than the Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs). Vulnerable road users are mainly those unprotected by an outside shield, namely pedestrians and two-wheelers, as they sustain a greater risk of injury in any collision against a vehicle and are therefore highly in need of protection against such collisions. This work mainly concentrates on the safety of VRUs of Alappuzha district. The Alappuzha district is selected because it is a low lying district in the state of Kerala such that the number of VRUs is also high. For this the accident data for the past three years is collected from the District Crime Records Bureau of Alappuzha district. Also the road inventory data and a questionnaire survey were done. A detailed analysis of the data was done and based on the data analyzed inferences and suggestions for improving the safety of VRUs were made.

Keywords : Vulnerable Road Users; District Crime Records Bureau .

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