Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 7-10 July 2014 "Leading Transport into the Future", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
The informal transport industry in Sub-Saharan Africa is notoriously dangerous, leading to
many fatalities annually. This paper presents an innovative way of monitoring driver
behaviour, in real-time, by taking into account road design standards and vehicle
dynamics. A theoretical model is presented that combines acceleration and speed data
into an erratic driving detection algorithm. The model presents a novel use of commonly
used civil engineering principles, used in road design. Evaluation of the models, using
actual minibus taxi data, demonstrates that it successfully detect reckless driving. An
online platform is presented to visualise the tracked vehicle and the driving behaviour.