Road accidents and particularly urban accidents are one of the most important negative impacts produced by travels, involving both users and not users of the transport system. The number of fatal injuries has been increasing in the last decades and their social cost has become more and more relevant requiring an in-depth study in order to resolve the problem. This paper proposes an analysis of accidents based on cluster techniques. Cluster techniques need a suitable data-base in order to group sets of "similar" objects and to identify the most relevant elements that represent the group. The identification of the relevant aspects common to different type of accidents is the first step for a conscious intervention in the transportation system, because the knowledge of the principal causes of accidents can help the analysts of the transportation systems both in the construction of mathematical relationships among accident and causes and can support the choice of suitable actions for reducing the number of accidents (and mainly the fatal accidents).

Postorino, M., Sarne', G. (2002). Cluster Analysis for Road Accidents Investigation. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY (pp.785-794). WIT press [10.2495/UT020761].

Cluster Analysis for Road Accidents Investigation

SARNE' G
2002

Abstract

Road accidents and particularly urban accidents are one of the most important negative impacts produced by travels, involving both users and not users of the transport system. The number of fatal injuries has been increasing in the last decades and their social cost has become more and more relevant requiring an in-depth study in order to resolve the problem. This paper proposes an analysis of accidents based on cluster techniques. Cluster techniques need a suitable data-base in order to group sets of "similar" objects and to identify the most relevant elements that represent the group. The identification of the relevant aspects common to different type of accidents is the first step for a conscious intervention in the transportation system, because the knowledge of the principal causes of accidents can help the analysts of the transportation systems both in the construction of mathematical relationships among accident and causes and can support the choice of suitable actions for reducing the number of accidents (and mainly the fatal accidents).
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Road accident; Clustering;
English
8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY (URBAN '02)
1-85312-905-4
http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=634
Postorino, M., Sarne', G. (2002). Cluster Analysis for Road Accidents Investigation. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY (pp.785-794). WIT press [10.2495/UT020761].
Postorino, M; Sarne', G
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