Spatial Analysis Methods of Road Traffic Collisions
CRC Press – 2015 – 348 pages
An interdisciplinary account of the spatial analytical approaches to road traffic crashes, this book draws on the computational advances of GIS to discuss the economic, social, and scientific importance of road safety measures and traffic management. It begins with an examination of the geographical concepts of risk, then provides an overview of different types of analysis on road crashes. Lastly, it examines methods for road crash reduction and prevention. The book outlines current methodologies and approaches in a systematic and empirical way.
Collisions as Spatial Events. Collision Density in Two-dimensional Space. Road Safety as a Public Health Issue. Risk and Socio-economic Factors. Road Collisions and Risk-taking Behaviors. Road Collisions and Urban Development. Nature of Spatial Data, Accuracy, and Validation. Collisions in Network. Cluster Identifications in Networks. Exposure Factor 1: Traffic Volume. Exposure Factor 2: Road Environment. Exposure Factor 3: Distance Traveled. Enforcement. Engineering. Education. The Road Safety Strategy. Appendix. Index.