publication . Article . 2018

Cost indices assessment of road accident on Nigerian federal highways: Case study of Ogun State

Abiola, O. S.; Odunfa, S. O.; Amoo, O. A.;
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  • Published: 03 Sep 2018 Journal: ARID ZONE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT (issn: 1596-2490, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Abstract
Nigeria is currently listed among countries in the world with the highest traffic injuries and fatalities. However, information on road accident costs which is important in the assessment of the National Road Safety Policy of the Country is sparse. This paper attempts to address this draw back through the assessment of cost of road accident on Federal highways in Ogun State based on dominant costs model using human capital approach for different accident severity levels. Road accident data between the period 2010 and 2012 were obtained with indices on human and economic production losses in addition to the direct accident costs (medical costs, claims from insura...
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