An Analysis on Distribution of Traffic Faults in Accidents, Based on Driver's Age and Gender: Eskisehir Case

Karacasu M., Er A.

14th Euro Working Group on Transportation/26th Mini Euro Conference/1st European Scientific Conference on Air Transport, Poznan, Poland, 6 - 09 September 2011, vol.20 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 20
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.08.086
  • City: Poznan
  • Country: Poland
  • Keywords: Accident, Traffic Accident, Driver's Age, Driver's Gender, Traffic Fault, Chi-Square Test
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Three fundamental factors are usually taken into account when examining traffic accidents: human, environment and vehicle. Research reveals that the human factor is a major cause of traffic accidents (97%-98%). Human fault results from miscellaneous factors such as education, age, gender and psychology, etc. While examining those faults, it is necessary to analyze if there are reasons depending on individuals or making individuals prone to those faults. In this study, in order to determine if individuals of the same age and gender make similar faults, traffic accidents in Eskisehir in 2009 which resulted in material damage have been examined, and the interrelationships between those variables are reviewed. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Organizing Committee.