A study on traffic accident measures in municipal roads by using GIS

Satoshi Funamoto, Nguyen Van Nham, Akinori Morimoto, Hirotaka Koike

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Abstract

Traffic Accidents are serious problems in all countries. In Japan, thousands of people are killed due to traffic accidents every year. Therefore, the Government of Japan has submitted and put into operation many measures to reduce traffic accidents. However, choosing effective measures is difficult because it involves many hazardous levels, various locations of accidents, various traffic volumes, etc. In case of municipal roads, the problem is more difficult than arterial roads because of their wide ranges of accident circumstances, lower traffic volumes, and unknown hazardous levels. Therefore, this study focused on submitting indices of hazardous spots and hazardous meshes as a methodology to choose measures appropriately for the scope of municipal roads. To investigate the method, GIS is used to analyze traffic accidents, and Utsunomiya City was chosen as a case study area. The Microcomputer Accident Analysis Package (MAAP) was used as a tool to do cluster analysis and density analysis. Cluster analysis is a function to determine hazardous accident spots, and density analysis is for determining hazardous accident meshes. As the result, many hazardous meshes are concentrated in the city centre. Furthermore, the important thing is that we classified hazardous levels of traffic accidents and divided the measures into two groups called spot measures and mesh measures for reducing traffic accidents on municipal roads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEG-ICE 2010 - 17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering
EditorsWalid Tizani
PublisherNottingham
ISBN (Electronic)9781907284601
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2010 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2010 Jun 302010 Jul 2

Publication series

NameEG-ICE 2010 - 17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering

Conference

Conference17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period10/6/3010/7/2

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Measure
  • Microcomputer accident analysis package
  • Municipal road
  • Traffic accident

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering(all)

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    Funamoto, S., Van Nham, N., Morimoto, A., & Koike, H. (2019). A study on traffic accident measures in municipal roads by using GIS. In W. Tizani (Ed.), EG-ICE 2010 - 17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE 2010 - 17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering). Nottingham.