Identification of Factors in Road Accidents of Pabna-Sirajgonj Highway
As roads and highways are the key medium of transportation for Bangladesh in this era, road accident has become an overarching issue. Rapid growths of vehicle and poor road environment condition have caused harsh safety hazards on the Pabna-Sirajganj highway in recent years. In this study, current status of the road accidents and probable causes of the accidents in Pabna-Sirajganj road section is identified. In Pabna-Sirajgonj highway, 57 accidents occurred on this highway section in a time period of 4 years from January 2014 to December 2017. As a result, 102 lives were lost and another 140 were injured. In this study, current status of the road accidents and probable causes of these accidents in Pabna-Sirajganj road section is identified. Data collection, analysis and interpretation on road accidents were carried out for this road segment. The geometric parameters at accident-prone locations were compared with the standard parameters by using topographic survey. The results from the study unfold the probable reasons road accidents of selected accident-prone locations of Pabna-Sirajgonj road section, which may reduce the accident rates as well as save our lives and properties.
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