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Title: Road traffic fatalities in Qatar, Jordan and the UAE: estimates using regression analysis and the relationship with economic growth
Authors: Bener, A.
Hussain, S.J.
Al Malki, M.A.
Shotar, M.M.
Al Said, M.F.
Jadaan, K.S.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Smeed's equation is a widely used model for prediction of traffic fatalities but has been found inadequate for use in developing countries. We applied regression analysis to time-series data on vehicles, population and traffic fatalities in the United Arab Emirates [UAE], Jordan and Qatar. The data were fitted to exponential models for fatality prediction, producing an average absolute error of 20.9% for Qatar, 10.9% for Jordan and 5.5% for the UAE. We found a strong linear relationship between gross domestic product and fatality rate
Description: 318-323
Keywords: Regression Analysis
Economic Development
Subject: Accidents, Traffic
ISSN: 1020-3397
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