Modelling public bus/minibus transport accident severity in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Sam, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Daniels, S.
dc.contributor.author Brijs, K.
dc.contributor.author Brijs, T.
dc.contributor.author Wets, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-03T11:13:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-03T11:13:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.aap.2018.07.008
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/482
dc.description Published in Accident Analysis and Prevention en_US
dc.description.abstract The current safety concerns with buses/minibuses (public transport) in both developed and developing countries have warranted a renewed interest in bus/minibus safety research. Prior to this, there was a paucity of research in this domain especially in developed countries where the safety associated with buses was deemed adequate. In this study, we examined the factors that influence bus/minibus accident severity in Ghana using bus/minibus accident data from 2011?2015. We estimated the severity of bus/minibus accidents by fitting generalised ordered logit models. Our findings revealed that weekends, the absence of road median, night-time conditions, bad road terrain (curved, wet and rough roads), hit-pedestrian collisions, and drunk driving are associated with more severe bus/minibus accident outcomes. Conversely, minibuses, the absence of road shoulder, accidents in intersections, the presence of traffic control and collision types (except hit-pedestrian) are associated with less severe bus/minibus accidents. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.subject Accident modelling; Bus/minibus accident severity; Generalised ordered logit; Ghana en_US
dc.title Modelling public bus/minibus transport accident severity in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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