Analysis of road crashes at roundabout in Toowoomba

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Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam and Russell, Lauren. 2015. "Analysis of road crashes at roundabout in Toowoomba." Conference of ASEAN Road Safety (CARS2015). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 03 - 06 Nov 2015 Malaysia.
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Analysis of road crashes at roundabout in Toowoomba

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsSomasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (Author) and Russell, Lauren (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the Conference of ASEAN Road Safety (CARS2015)
Year2015
Place of PublicationMalaysia
ISBN9789675967658
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://cars-asean.miros.gov.my/
Conference/EventConference of ASEAN Road Safety (CARS2015)
Event Details
Conference of ASEAN Road Safety (CARS2015)
Parent
Conference of ASEAN Road Safety
Event Date
03 to end of 06 Nov 2015
Event Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract

Toowoomba is Australia’s largest regional city and the road network within the city is well designed with a reasonable number of roundabouts. This study is to analyse the crash records to identify poorly performing roundabouts with the scope of re-examining the geometric features contributing to road crashes. The crash and traffic data from 49 roundabouts for a period from 2001 to 2010 were used in the analysis. Statistical analysis revealed that the multivehicle road crash type was the most prevalent type and these crashes are most likely to occur around 7am or 4pm. Several methods were used to rank safety performance, and among them the EPDO method was identified as most appropriate. These findings were useful for authorities to revisit the sites to do a complete investigation to make modifications to the road geometry.

Keywordsroad safety; Toowoomba; roundabouts crashes; safety assessments
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400599. Civil engineering not elsewhere classified
400512. Transport engineering
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Kehoe Myers Consulting Engineers, Australia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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