Special Issue Article
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS INDEX & ROAD USER BEHAVIOR- A CASE STUDY AT KAZHAKKOOTTAM
This article reports the results of a case study of road user characteristics with regard to road safety. The two main characteristics considered were road user awareness and road user behavior. Influence of Road user awareness on road safety was studied. Questionnaire survey method was done to find the influence of age and educational qualification on awareness of road users and developed Road Safety Awareness Index (RSAI). It is found that age and educational qualification are not completely deciding factors of road user awareness. To determine the reasons for traffic violation, road user behavior observation surveys were done. It is also tried to cross examine whether any other authentic factors which enhance traffic violations, previous accident history and enforcement measures were taken as factors. And the authors could find out a strong relation among them.