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Analysis of Factors Affecting Traffic Accident Severity on Freeway Climbing Lanes
Youn, Seokmin; Joo, Shinhye; Lee, Seolyoung; Oh, Cheol;
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 Abstract
PURPOSES : The objective of this study is to analyze factors affecting traffic accident severity for determining countermeasures on freeway climbing lanes. METHODS : In this study, an ordered probit model, which is a widely used discrete choice model for categorizing crash severity, was employed. RESULTS : Results suggest that factors affecting traffic accident severity on climbing lanes include speed, drowsy driving, grade of uphill 3%, gender (male offender and male victim), and cloud weather. CONCLUSIONS : Several countermeasures are proposed for improving traffic safety on freeway climbing lanes based on the analysis of crash severity. More extensive analysis with a larger data set and various modeling techniques are required for generalizing the results.
 Keywords
climbing lane;traffic accident;ordered probit models;marginal effect;
 Language
Korean
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