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Representing two road traffic collisions in one Accimap: highlighting the importance of emergency response and enforcement in a low-income country

Representing two road traffic collisions in one Accimap: highlighting the importance of emergency response and enforcement in a low-income country
Representing two road traffic collisions in one Accimap: highlighting the importance of emergency response and enforcement in a low-income country
Seemingly erratic pedestrian crossing has become a major source of vehicle-pedestrian collisions on highways in Bangladesh, and across other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In this article, we approach the challenge from a sociotechnical systems perspective by using the Accimap method to analyse a pair of time-separated yet interconnected road traffic collisions. The first event involved a truck colliding with a road divider; in the second, fatal incident, a bus hit a university student. The traditional-style investigation conducted immediately after the collision apportioned blame to end users, that is, drivers and pedestrian; however, application of sociotechnical systems thinking revealed the contribution from lack of emergency response and enforcement among many other important factors. Results and recommendations are discussed in terms of reducing the chance and severity of such collisions across LMICs, and in terms of the need to look beyond the end-user, a focus that remains dominant in such settings.
sociotechnical systems, Road safety, Accimap, low income country, vehicle pedestrian collision
1366-5847
Hamim, Omar Faruqe
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Shamsul Hoque, Md
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McIlroy, Rich C.
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Plant, Katherine
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Stanton, Neville
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Hamim, Omar Faruqe
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Shamsul Hoque, Md
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McIlroy, Rich C.
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Plant, Katherine
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Stanton, Neville
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Hamim, Omar Faruqe, Shamsul Hoque, Md, McIlroy, Rich C., Plant, Katherine and Stanton, Neville (2020) Representing two road traffic collisions in one Accimap: highlighting the importance of emergency response and enforcement in a low-income country. Ergonomics. (doi:10.1080/00140139.2020.1807064).

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Abstract

Seemingly erratic pedestrian crossing has become a major source of vehicle-pedestrian collisions on highways in Bangladesh, and across other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In this article, we approach the challenge from a sociotechnical systems perspective by using the Accimap method to analyse a pair of time-separated yet interconnected road traffic collisions. The first event involved a truck colliding with a road divider; in the second, fatal incident, a bus hit a university student. The traditional-style investigation conducted immediately after the collision apportioned blame to end users, that is, drivers and pedestrian; however, application of sociotechnical systems thinking revealed the contribution from lack of emergency response and enforcement among many other important factors. Results and recommendations are discussed in terms of reducing the chance and severity of such collisions across LMICs, and in terms of the need to look beyond the end-user, a focus that remains dominant in such settings.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 July 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 August 2020
Keywords: sociotechnical systems, Road safety, Accimap, low income country, vehicle pedestrian collision

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Local EPrints ID: 443804
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443804
ISSN: 1366-5847
PURE UUID: 2e6d4abb-17d6-4a06-871e-37fc3d6c3722
ORCID for Rich C. McIlroy: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-8101
ORCID for Katherine Plant: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4532-2818
ORCID for Neville Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279

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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2020 16:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:32

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