Where should we focus for road safety improvement? Case study of a pedestrian crash investigation using socio-technical approach in Bangladesh
Submission Date: 2019
Pedestrians, the most vulnerable road user group in road-transport system, are over-represented (about 49%) in road fatalities in Bangladesh. In traditional approaches to road crash investigations, only drivers’ speeding and recklessness have been identified as the causes of road crashes. Some other factors e.g. poor road design, vehicle body modification etc. have also been ascertained as secondary causes in small number of investigations by local road safety experts. In this study, a socio-technical systems approach has been employed to investigate a pedestrian crash occurred in Dhaka with an aim to unveil the other factors at higher levels of the road safety system.