Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Vol.7 (The 8th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 2009)
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CONTRIBUTING FACTORS OF ROAD CRASHES IN THAILAND: EVIDENCES FROM THE ACCIDENT IN-DEPTH STUDY
*Sattrawut PonboonMouyid Bin IslamNuttapong BoontobKunnawee KanitpongYordphol Tanaboriboon
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The urgent need to improve the road accident problem in Thailand is to build up accident knowledge and research base which has led to the establishment of Thailand Accident Research Center. The goals of this establishment are to conduct the accident in-depth study to investigate, analyze, and evaluate the mechanisms behind crashes and the incidence of injuries on a continuous basis. The objectives of this paper are to present the findings on the contributing factors of road crashes through accident in-depth study in Thailand. The study involves scene investigation to inspect the accident site and gather all related evidences. Then, all of evidences are reconstructed in order to determine the crash significant factors. The findings of this study summarize different characteristics of crashes encapsulating most of the accident cases in Thailand, which related to motorcycle accidents, behavior of young drivers, road side hazard crashes, and rollover crashes.

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