Trafiksäkerhetseffekter av åtgärder och tillståndsförändringar
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Traffic safety effects of measures and changes in conditions (English)
This study has been performed by VTI by commission of the Road Traffic Inspectorate in Sweden. The objective has been to scrutinise, discuss, compile and comment on measures, changes in conditions and effects concerning both the road, the vehicle and the road user. One further objective has been to relate, as far as possible, the effects/changes to the actual development of fatalities in traffic, in the first place over the period 1996-2006. It is found that for many factors, the conditions, measures and associated effects are insufficiently known. This is especially true for changes over time. This is unsatisfactory since, at the same time, there is strong evidence that these factors have, or may have, a considerable impact and that it is a high proportion of all traffic fatalities which are affected - either positively or negatively. We do not know about changes in conditions regarding speeds, person km travelled by age and gender, alcohol in traffic, use of mobile telephones when driving, and attitudes and deliberate traffic violations. There are no data for changes concerning risk for car drivers of different ages and genders. Effects concerning fatalities are insufficiently known for changes in traffic mileage (all other factors being constant), changes in economic conditions (effects apart from impact on traffic mileage), automatic traffic safety control speed cameras, certain physical measures, the aggregate effect of more recent vehicles, measures to influence alcohol in traffic, and attitude modification. There are no data for simultaneous analysis of accidents/injuries/fatalities, as well as for exposure, speed, road, vehicle and road user.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 610 , 2008. , 52 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Safety, Evaluation, Change, Fatality, Accident rate, Cause, Highway design, Traffic flow, Speed, Recently qualified driver, Driver training, Old people, Components of the car, Safety belt, Crash helmet, Mobile phone, Drunkenness, Attitude
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road users; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Geometric design and traffic safety; Road: Traffic safety and accidents
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6468OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6468DiVA: diva2:675347