Strategies to Reduce Traffic Accident Rates in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned for Assessment and Management

Strategies to Reduce Traffic Accident Rates in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned for Assessment and Management

I. M. Schoeman

Unit for Business Mathematics and Informatics, North West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa

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Strategy formulation and approaches in assessment and management of traffic engineering challenges related to the impact of traffic accidents on road networks in developing countries is problematic. The core focus of this paper consists of research output derived from traffic accident data available in South Africa. The availability of traffic accident data will be assessed to formulate applicable intervention traffic management strategies. Furthermore, the paper will include a statistical analysis and projection of such road traffic accident data in order to derive at certain tendencies from existing realities.

From the outcome of the research lessons learned for improved traffic planning, management and formulation of intervention strategies in developing countries will be deduced. Improved traffic and transportation planning practices is a priority in developing countries and economies and will guide resilient and sustainable traffic planning in developing countries.


traffic accident, traffic management, traffic planning, transportation planning

1. Introduction
2. Gaps and Problems with South Africa’s Road Safety Data
3 an Analysis of the Traffic Data in South Africa
4. Prediction of Traffic Accidents
5. How to Achieve and Set Targets
6. Road Accident Causes to Be Considered in Road Safety Strategies
7. Strategies to Reduce Traffic Accidents

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