Road Traffic Accidents (RTAS) Safety Issues On Highways: A Review
Nowadays, besides the fast development of technology (particularly in the field of the information technology), the number of vehicles on the highways/roads has increased enormously. In developing countries, with the increased number of vehicles, the significant number of road accidents (RTAs) have been reported. The major reasons for the RTAs in these countries are the lack of proper management (including RTAs data) and guidance to the consumers. A study was conducted on Hyderabad-Karachi M-9 Motorway section during half of the year 2017. The data revealed that total 17 accidents encountered during the reported time in which 15 human lives were lost and 54 people were reported as injured. In addition, 30 vehicles were damaged. Keeping those causes and reasons for RTAs in view, this paper has focused on undertaking a review of the reported RTAs in the available literature. The data analysis reveals that the causes of accidents are careless driving, bad road conditions and improper condition of vehicles.