Estimating the causes of traffic accidents using logistic regression and discriminant analysis

Karacasu M., Ergül B., Altın Yavuz A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INJURY CONTROL AND SAFETY PROMOTION, vol.21, pp.305-312, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier


Factors that affect traffic accidents have been analysed in various ways. In this study, we use the methods of logistic regression and discriminant analysis to determine the damages due to injury and non-injury accidents in the Eskisehir Province. Data were obtained from the accident reports of the General Directorate of Security in Eskisehir; 2552 traffic accidents between January and December 2009 were investigated regarding whether they resulted in injury. According to the results, the effects of traffic accidents were reflected in the variables. These results provide a wealth of information that may aid future measures toward the prevention of undesired results.