An investigation into the impact of alternate road lighting on road traffic accident hotspots using spatial analysis

El Said Mamdouh Mahmoud Zahran, Soon Jiann Tan, Yok Hoe Yap, Eng Hie Tan, Christian Marc Francisco Pena, Hui Fong Yee, Mohammad Rakib Uddin

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of alternate road lighting (i.e. switching off every other road light at selected roadways) on road traffic accident (RTA) hotspots using Spatial Traffic Accident Analysis (STAA) - a GIS hotspot analysis method that takes into account RTA frequency and socio-economic impact. STAA was used to identify and rank into four hierarchical risk levels day-time and night-time RTA hotspots before and after the implementation of alternate road lighting along a study road. Using the day-time RTA hotspots as a comparison group and night-time RTA hotspots as treatment group, the changes to the length of RTA hotspots of the four hierarchical risk levels were evaluated. There was an overall increase in the lengths of RTA hotspots with moderate and serious risk levels, while there was an overall reduction in the lengths of RTA hotspots with minor and significant RTA risk levels. Some of the limitations of the current study were identified and further research is recommended to validate the current findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering, ICITE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages242-246
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728145532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering, ICITE 2019 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 5 Sep 20197 Sep 2019

Publication series

Name4th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering, ICITE 2019

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering, ICITE 2019
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/09/197/09/19

Keywords

  • Alternate road lighting
  • Hotspot identification
  • Hotspot ranking
  • Road safety impact
  • Spatial Traffic Accident Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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