Road Crash Investigation and Analysis of Hilly Road Section near Saputara on NH 360
Keywords:Black spot ,Crash analysis,fatal crashes,weightage value, traffic volume
Road traffic accident the leading cause of death by injury and the tenth-leading cause of all deaths globally-now make up as surprisingly significant portion of the worldwide burden of ill-health. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, 1, 50,785 people were killed and another 4,94,624 were injured in 4,64,910 road crashes in India in 2017. The number of road crash deaths having increased by 31% from 2007 to 2017 and that of fatal road crashes have increased by 25.6% in the same period. India ranks 1st in road crash fatality in the world. Many heavy trucks, buses, cars, two wheelers are plying between Surat and Nasik. Both cities are important cities and are connected with National Highway 360. This study focuses on the road stretch between Chikhli to Saputara road (NH360) covering 103km distance. The 60 km of study stretch is passing through hilly terrain. Saputara is the only hill station of Gujarat in dang district. The path is selected Chikhli to Saputara as a study area. The length of the study area is 104 km so stretch has divided into four sections last two sections is hilly region so this stretch has been selected for this paper. The Total of this stretch 234 road crashes recorded in last 6 years, 2013-2018. The collected data was collected from police station. In section-3 identified Top Weightage value is 95.4 and traffic volume is high during the evening time. In section-4top weightage value is 140.4 and traffic volume is also high during the evening time.