publication . Report . 2002

Profiling high frequency accident locations using associations rules

GEURTS, Karolien; WETS, Geert; BRIJS, Tom; VANHOOF, Koen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: Steunpunt Verkeersveiligheid
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
In Belgium, traffic safety is currently one of the government’s highest priorities. Identifying and profiling black spots and black zones in terms of accident related data and location characteristics must provide new insights into the complexity and causes of road accidents which, in turn, provide valuable input for government actions. In this paper, association rules are used to identify accident circumstances that frequently occur together at high frequency accident locations. Furthermore, these patterns are analysed and compared with frequently occurring accident characteristics at low frequency accident locations. The strength of this approach lies within t...
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free text keywords: high frequency accident locations, black spot, data mining, association rules, describing accidents
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