Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Page: 7-14
Modeling the Effects of Traffic Congestion on Economic Activities - Accidents, Fatalities and Casualties
Casmir Onyeneke, Department of Statistics, Hezekiah University, Umudi, Nigeria
Chibuzor Eguzouwa, Department of Estate Management, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
Charles Mutabazi, Department of Management Science, Makerere University, Makerere, Uganda
Received: Jun. 30, 2018;       Accepted: Jul. 11, 2018;       Published: Aug. 4, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.bsi.20180302.11      View  619      Downloads  46
Abstract
Congestion is mainly caused by a desire for people to drive their cars coupled with a failure by constitute authorities to check and balance various indices and factors that contribute to incessant number of vehicles, road maintenance and traffic regulations. If sufficient investment is made to ensure affordable public transport options, implement vehicle regulatory and a better infrastructure the incidence of congestion would decrease in the society. Growing traffic and number of registered vehicles in urban areas are linked with a growing number of accidents and fatalities, especially in the society. Accidents account for a significant share of recurring delays. As traffic increases, people feel less safe to use the roads. It is observed that traffic congestion in the urban centers could be viewed in mandatory daily trips such as workplace, home or voluntary. Mandatory as the name implies is often performed within fixed schedules while voluntary is based on the person’s decision to embark on such trip at any given point in time. In many places, persons along for the ride are forced away from public transport by the private companies. Increasing fare prices, especially on the trains, make driving a car with its associated high fuel costs cheaper than public transport. By pushing people back to their cars again they only exasperate the congestion problem. These situations necessitate the need to model the causes and effects of traffic congestions based on the number of vehicle registrations and casualties.
Keywords
Fatalities, Accidents, Casualties, Congestions, Significance, Regression, Correlation, Traffic
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Casmir Onyeneke, Chibuzor Eguzouwa, Charles Mutabazi, Modeling the Effects of Traffic Congestion on Economic Activities - Accidents, Fatalities and Casualties, Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 7-14. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20180302.11
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