Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh

Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh

Md. Sharif Hossen

Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Comilla University (CoU), Bangladesh

Recently road accidents are regular occurrences in all over the world. With the growth of motorization, urbanization and number of road users, the number of accidents and fatalities on road are increasing with the passage of time. In Bangladesh, thousands of people die every year due to street accidents. Most of the road accidents take place in the urban areas and in the highways. Proper and rational rates of accidents and corresponding trends are required to understand or judge the situation accordingly. In this paper, an investigation has been done to evaluate the rate of road traffic accidents and fatalities trends in terms of total number of accidents per year, and total number of registered vehicles per year using police reported accident data. Here, investigated results show that the proportion of accidents and fatalities from year 2010 to 2016 is approximately 1. It is really alarming situation in Bangladesh for increasing the number of fatalities with the equal number of accidents. Besides, number of fatalities is greater than number of accidents (equal to 2027) in the year 2014. The rate of accident, fatality, injury and causality is increasing in the year from 2014 to 2016 under the calculation of excluding motor cycles compared to including motor cycles.

Keywords: road accidents; fatalities; injuries; bangladesh road transport authority; traffic

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Md. Sharif Hossen. Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh.American Journal of Transportation and Logistics, 2019,2:9.


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