The impact of the 'school run' on road traffic accidents: A spatio-temporal analysis

Simon Kingham, Clive Sabel, Phil Bartie

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Abstract

Engineering and improved road safety education has resulted in an overall decrease in road traffic accident numbers in Christchurch, New Zealand. The temporal trends of crash data from 1980 to 2004 reveal that lowering of crash rates is not occurring at a uniform rate throughout the day, with comparative increases in crash rates occurring during morning rush hour, and during the 'school run'. No spatial clustering around schools was identified. This suggests that policies to reduce school travel related road accidents need to be focused on reducing overall traffic levels rather than focusing geographically on areas in the immediate vicinity of schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-711
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Spatio-temporal data trends
  • school run
  • road traffic accidents
  • GIS
  • New Zealand

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