Volume : VIII, Issue : I, January - 2018

RISK FACTORS AND ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON MUMBAI–PUNE EXPRESSWAY

S Ashok Kumar, Neeraj Patni, Prashant J Wagh, Dilraj Kadlas

Abstract :

 

INTRODUCTION:

Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years. Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product. Without sustained action, road traffic crashes are predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.

METHODS:

170 patients who met with an accident on Mumbai–Pune Expressway and who presented to Emergency Department of MGM Medical College and Hospital were studied and analyzed.

RESULTS:

In our study we noted that human factors (68%) contributed the most followed by vehicle (12%) and infrastructure (7%) among which over speeding (65.07%), alcohol (34.70%), fatigue/ sleep (34.22%), obstacle (21.70%) were the most common responsible factors for RTAs.

CONCLUSION:

Maximum RTA’s occurs in the productive age group. The need for drivers / road user’s education, road maintenance and putting in place a well–organized rescue and pre–hospital care team is emphasized.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

Cite This Article:

S Ashok Kumar, Neeraj Patni, Prashant J Wagh, Dilraj Kadlas, RISK FACTORS AND ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON MUMBAI-PUNE EXPRESSWAY, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-1 | January-2018


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