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A framework for accident reduction and risk identification and assessment in Saudi Arabia

Attiyah M. Al-Atawi (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia)
Ravindra Kumar (Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK and CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India)
Wafaa Saleh (Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK)

World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5945

Article publication date: 29 July 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework methodology for the assessment and improving accident data collection and analysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Design/methodology/approach

A proposed framework methodology for accident reduction by an integrated process which includes a risk identification, assessment and reduction process is proposed for Tabuk city in KSA.

Findings

Tabuk city has a high accident rate. The proposed framework can improve the process of accident data collection and analysis and identify hot spot locations and accident severity.

Originality/value

It has been estimated that the annual cost of traffic accidents in Saudi Arabia exceeds six billion US dollars, in addition to other social, health and economic impacts, such as disability, rehabilitation and unemployment due to traffic accident injuries. There are not many studies, if any, in Tabuk in KSA on the investigation and development of a framework for accident reduction.

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Citation

M. Al-Atawi, A., Kumar, R. and Saleh, W. (2014), "A framework for accident reduction and risk identification and assessment in Saudi Arabia", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 214-223. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-06-2014-0008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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