Investigation of Dubai Tram Safety Challenges and Road User Behavior Through Tram Driver’s Opinion Survey

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Abstract

Despite good quality roads and modern transport infrastructure, Arabian Gulf countries suffer from high road mortality rate compared to developed countries. Road traffic injury is the leading cause of death among children and other vulnerable road users in United Arab Emirates. Safe urban mobility is very critical to Dubai’s continued economic growth and future development. However, diverse socio-economic and safety culture background of Dubai’s immigrant population makes traffic safety improvement quite challenging. An online survey was developed to study tram driver opinions and perceptions related to road user behavior, tram safety challenges and suggestions for improvement. The survey findings suggest developing a positive traffic safety culture in the city to reduce serious injuries and crashes involving trams. The road safety campaign should target new drivers/tourists not familiar with tram traffic rules. Driver training program to be enhanced for reducing tram road traffic incidents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors of Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationAHFE 2019
EditorsNeville Stanton
PublisherSpringer
Pages510-520
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030205034
ISBN (Print)9783030205027
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume964
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period24/07/1928/07/19

Keywords

  • Driver training
  • Road safety awareness
  • Road user behavior
  • Traffic safety culture
  • Tram safety
  • Tram safety challenges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tanvir, S., Habib, N. Z., & Walker, G. H. (2020). Investigation of Dubai Tram Safety Challenges and Road User Behavior Through Tram Driver’s Opinion Survey. In N. Stanton (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors of Transportation: AHFE 2019 (pp. 510-520). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 964). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20503-4_46