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Economic Evaluation of Road Traffic Safety Measures

Gul, Ejaz (2013): Economic Evaluation of Road Traffic Safety Measures. Published in: Conference Proceedings of Third International Symposium on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC-2010), NED University, Karachi, Pakistan , Vol. 1, No. 1 (1. July 2010): pp. 177-186.

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Abstract

The number of road traffic casualties is still very lofty and the trend shows a boost with each passing day. The road traffic accidents involve fatalities due to which economic resources are damaged and the productivity of the economy is correspondingly impaired. Costs resulting from traffic accidents represent the largest single part of the overall cost of traffic to the economy. Knowledge about the harm of these traffic accidents to the economy is essential if measures to reduce road traffic accidents are to be identified and initiated. Once an economic assessment of road safety measures has been made, work on improving safety in accordance with economic criteria can be organized as efficiently as possible. Towards this end, it is necessary to opt for measures that are likely to be successful in a given situation. Current research is regarding the evaluation of road traffic safety measures in Pakistan and its economical effects based on available data. The research reveals that road accidents have key influence on the economic statistics of the country. The study presents a valuable tool for policy formulation on the road safety regulations in the country.

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