Toward a Macroscopic Model of Road Fatalities in Queensland

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Title Toward a Macroscopic Model of Road Fatalities in Queensland
Author Nguyen, Tom; Nguyen, Anne T.
Publication Title APDSI 2008: 13th Asian-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference
Editor Shah Jahan Miah
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Asian-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute
Abstract This paper is a progress report on some explorations with modelling, at a macroscopic level, the determination of road fatalities in Queensland. The emerging results suggest that there has been a gradual, long-run downward trend underlying the number of road fatalities per registered vehicle. Further, the rate of seat belt usage appears to have had a major impact on the incidence of road fatalities. As for the other safety policy measures – such as the random road watch program, the deployment of speed cameras and the lowering of the maximum blood alcohol level to 0.05% – the results obtained to date suggest a significant impact from them as a combined package. However, reliable estimates of the individual effects must await further research. Eventual findings will add to the body of evidence that supports decision-making by policy-makers and advisers.
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Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/conferences/apdsi08/index.html
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ISBN 978-1-921291-35-7
Conference name APDSI 2008: 13th Asian-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference
Location Brisbane
Date From 2008-07-01
Date To 2008-07-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24868
Date Accessioned 2009-03-13
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Economic Models and Forecasting; Information and Computing Sciences; Road Transportation and Freight Services
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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