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 OJCE  Vol.6 No.3 , June 2016
Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) Trends on Kathmandu-Bhaktapur Road after Addition of Lanes
Abstract: Road traffic accidents are the outcome of the factors associated with the traffic system namely road users, road environment and vehicles. Despite good road surface, the Kathmandu-Bhaktapur road has high accident records. The traffic police record shows that 1530 accidents have occurred from July 2009 to June 2012. The area of study of this research is the Kathmandu-Bhaktapur road which starts at Tinkune Kathmandu and ends at Suryabinayak with a length of 9.1 kilometer, a section of Araniko highway heading towards China. The road is the first ever six lane road constructed in Nepal. The objectives of this research work are to identify locations with high accident numbers, to investigate possible causes of accidents, and to propose countermeasures for traffic safety along the Kathmandu-Bhaktapur road.
Cite this paper: Adhikari, G. (2016) Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) Trends on Kathmandu-Bhaktapur Road after Addition of Lanes. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 388-396. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.63033.
References

[1]   WHO (2009) Status of Road Safety 2009. World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East Asia, India.

[2]   DoR (2012) Traffic Data. Department of Roads (DoR), Kathmandu.

[3]   Garber, J., Hoel, A. and Sarkar, R. (2010) Principle of Traffic and Highway Engineering. CENAGE Learning. New Delhi

 
 
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