Road injury data in South Africa - an assessment of the National road collision database

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dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (30th : 2011 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2011-09-26T12:39:22Z 2011-09-26T12:39:22Z 2011-07
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 11-14 July 2011 "Africa on the Move", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract Many road authorities, traffic engineers and road safety experts in South Africa believe that the country's collision data is unreliable and incomplete. In the face of challenges around data collection and dissemination, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) valiantly manages to compile and release annual assessments of the status of collisions, casualties and other Indicators of road traffic across all nine provinces. This annual analysis, which becomes the key source of intelligence upon which many policies and initiatives are constructed, is Inescapably limited by the quality of the source data. To date, the imperfections embedded in the data behind these reports have not been fully understood. By analysing the RTMC database (is' December 2001 to 7th April 2010), this report presents an overview of the types of data that are most frequently missing, incomplete or questionable. The analysis allows us to understand exactly how incomplete the underlying datasets are, and facilitates a more informed assessment of the generalisability and reliability of findings that emerge from them. en_US
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dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sinclair, M 2011, 'Road injury data in South Africa - an assessment of the National road collision database', Paper presented to the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference, South Africa, 11-14 July. pp. 262-274 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781920017514
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Document Transformation Technologies en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2011
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Collision data en_US
dc.subject Road traffic management corporation en_US
dc.subject Casualties en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa
dc.title Road injury data in South Africa - an assessment of the National road collision database en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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