Journal article

Influence of pedestrian age and gender on spatial and temporal distribution of pedestrian crashes

Alireza Toran Pour, Sara Moridpour, Richard Tay, Abbas Rajabifard

TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Every year, about 1.24 million people are killed in traffic crashes worldwide and more than 22% of these deaths are pedestrians. Therefore, pedestrian safety has become a significant traffic safety issue worldwide. In order to develop effective and targeted safety programs, the location- and time-specific influences on vehicle-pedestrian crashes must be assessed. The main purpose of this research is to explore the influence of pedestrian age and gender on the temporal and spatial distribution of vehicle-pedestrian crashes to identify the hotspots and hot times. METHODS: Data for all vehicle-pedestrian crashes on public roadways in the Melbourne metropolitan area from 2004 to 2013..

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