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

Karacasu M., Er A.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol.20, pp.776-785, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.776-785
  • 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.