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The influence of economic incentives linked to road safety indicators on accidents: The case of toll concessions in Spain
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
The goal of this paper is to evaluate whether the incentives incorporated in toll highway concession contracts in order to encourage private operators to adopt measures to reduce accidents are actually effective at improving safety. To this end, we implemented negative binomial regression models using information about highway characteristics and accident data from toll highway concessions in Spain from 2007 to 2009. Our results show that even though road safety is highly influenced by variables that are not managed by the contractor, such as the annual average daily traffic (AADT), the percentage of heavy vehicles on the highway, number of lanes, number of intersections and average speed; the implementation of these incentives has a positive influence on the reduction of accidents and injuries. Consequently, this measure seems to be an effective way of improving safety performance in road networks.
International
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JCR
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Title
Accident Analysis And Prevention
ISBN
0001-4575
Impact factor JCR
1,964
Impact info
Volume
10.1016/j.aap.2013.07.014
Journal number
59
From page
529
To page
536
Month
JULIO
Ranking
0
Participants
  • Autor: Thais Rangel Guilherme Christiano (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • Autor: Israel Herraiz Tabernero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes
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