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2019 | 126 | 209-221
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Road Accident Analysis and Prevention Measures of Rajshahi - Sirajganj Highway in Bangladesh

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In this study an attempt is made to investigate the characteristics of road traffic accidents on the Rajshahi-Sirajganj Highway in Bangladesh. For detail investigation, the highway was divided into three major sections as Section-I: Bonpara intersection to Parkol, Section-II: Parkol to Nayabazar and Section-III: Nayabazar to Toll Plaza. Road accident related data on selected highway for different years were collected from Bonpara Highway police station, Jholmoliya Highway Police Station and Fire Service and Civil Defense Station at Natore from year 2008 to 2015. From the investigation, it is found that the total numbers of accidents in Rajshahi - Sirajganj highway (Bonpara intersection to Atrai toll plaza) were 210 within year 2008 to year 2015; the number of fatalities, grievous injury and minor injury were 246, 231 & 265 respectively. It is also found that the maximum numbers of accidents (22%) occurred within 12 AM to 15 PM. Truck was the most involved vehicle in the road accident which is 39% of the total number of vehicles whereas, bus involved is 21% road accidents. From the year 2014 to 2015 there were 30% head on collisions, 34% rear end collisions, 29% hit pedestrians and 7% overturning occurred. A 3D model of Bonpara-Hatikumrul highway is proposed in this study, where the selected highway is developed into four lanes and the movements of fast moving vehicles are kept uninterrupted by providing a grade separated intersection.
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126
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209-221
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  • Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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