Road traffic accidents: An overview of data sources, analysis techniques and contributing factors

Arun Chand, S. Jayesh, A. B. Bhasi

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Road traffic accidents are one among the world's leading causes of injuries and fatalities and hence represent an important field of research towards the use of traffic accident analysis and prediction techniques and the determination of the most key factors contributing to road traffic accidents. This paper aims to provide an overview of road accident data sources, data analysis techniques, various algorithms used to build road accident forecasts, and also their suitability to the types of data being examined with the ease of interpretation. The paper also summarizes the operational problems of road traffic, identifies the risk factors, the efficacy of road safety measures when they contribute to the statistical analysis of the severity of motor vehicle accidents and offers an assessment of future methodological approaches. In this review, different gaps in the road traffic accident area were found and further fields of research have been mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5135-5141
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue numberPart 15
Early online date2 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Manufacturing and Renewable Technologies, i-SMaRT 2021 - Kerala, India
Duration: 22 Apr 202123 Apr 2021


  • Road Safety
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Driver distraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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