Research Paper | Geography | India | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015
An Analysis of Spatialy Explicit Scenario of Road Traffic Accidents in Kerala Using GIS
Manu.N. Nair | Dr. V. Thangamani
Abstract: Geography as a multidisciplinary subject deals with wide variety of subject matter. Almost any area of human knowledge can be examined from a spatial perspective. Transport geography as a sub-discipline of geography is concerned about the spatial mobility by considering its attributes and constraints as they relate to the origin, destination and extent nature and also the purpose of movement. These movements sometimes lead to some accidents, and study of these accidents is also a vital part of transport geography. Road traffic accidents are now the leading cause of deaths globally. The study area for the present study is Kerala. The major objective of the study is to examine the variation in the patterns of road traffic accidents, both negative and positive perspectives, to find the factors leading to road accidents, suggestion and remedial measures that can be taken to avoid accidents. Mainly secondary data is used for the study. Accident records and vehicular situation are obtained from Kerala police force department, Motor vehicle department Kerala and NATPAC (national transportation planning and research centre). Datas are obtained for the years 2001 to 2014. The analysis revealed that the number of accidents have been decreased from 2001 to 2014. This is due to the some severe steps and measures taken by police department and also ministry of road transport and highways. Major percentages of road accidents are due to reckless of the drivers and annoying of traffic signals and also over speeding.
Keywords: Multi-disciplinary - Spatial Mobility - Road accidents - Traffic signals
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,
Pages: 356 - 359
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Manu.N. Nair, Dr. V. Thangamani, "An Analysis of Spatialy Explicit Scenario of Road Traffic Accidents in Kerala Using GIS", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015, pp. 356-359, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB158704
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