Determinants of Awareness on Road Accidents and Knowledge on Traffic Rules: Empirical Evidence From Khulna City in Bangladesh

36 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2019

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Elena Maggi

University of Insubria

Andrea Vezzulli

UECE - Research Unit on Complexity in Economics

Kazi Tanvir Mahmud

WorldFish Center

Saddam Hossain

University of Insubria, Department of Economics

Date Written: November 16, 2019

Abstract

This paper focuses on the socio-demographic, economic and other determinants of “awareness” and “knowledge of traffic rules” of road accident victims. Probit models have been estimated, based on the data on road traffic accidents (RTAs) in Khulna City of Bangladesh; data were collected from 200 victims by using a face-to-face survey technique. Seven factors (gender, training experience, education, access to media, previous involvement in road accidents, residence and high-skilled job) in the Probit models were found statistically significant. According to the empirical results, victims with training experience, higher education, access to media and previous experience of road accidents were more aware of road accidents and acquired more knowledge on traffic rules. Our study findings suggest that the victims who live in a rural area or have a low-skilled job were less likely to have knowledge of traffic rules compared, to the victims who live in an urban area or have a high-skilled job. Moreover, males were likely to be more aware of RTAs than females.

Keywords: Road accidents, Victims, Socio-demographic and economic factors, Knowledge and awareness, Probit model

Suggested Citation

Maggi, Elena and Vezzulli, Andrea and Mahmud, Kazi Tanvir and Hossain, Saddam, Determinants of Awareness on Road Accidents and Knowledge on Traffic Rules: Empirical Evidence From Khulna City in Bangladesh (November 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3488217

Elena Maggi

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Andrea Vezzulli

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Kazi Tanvir Mahmud

WorldFish Center ( email )

Maadi, Cairo
Egypt

Saddam Hossain (Contact Author)

University of Insubria, Department of Economics ( email )

Italy

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