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A framework for accident reduction and risk identification and assessment in Saudi Arabia

M. Al-Atawi, Attiyah ; Kumar, Ravindra; Saleh, Wafaa


Attiyah M. Al-Atawi

Ravindra Kumar


Purpose – The main aim of this paper is to propose a framework methodology for the assessment and improving accident data collection and analysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Design/methodology/approach – A proposed framework methodology for accident reduction by an integrated process which includes a risk identification, assessment and reduction process is proposed for Tabuk city in KSA. Findings – Tabuk city has a high accident rate. The proposed framework can improve the process of accident data collection and analysis and identify hot spot locations and accident severity. Originality/value – It has been estimated that the annual cost of traffic accidents in Saudi Arabia exceeds 6 billion US dollars, in addition to other social, health and economic impacts, such as disability, rehabilitation and unemployment due to traffic accident injuries. There are not many studies, if any, in Tabuk in KSA on the investigation and development of a framework for accident reduction

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jul 29, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Jul 24, 2014
Print ISSN 2042-5945
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 3
Pages 214-223
Keywords Sustainability, Sustainable development, Sustainable environment, Accident, Chronic problems, Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia
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