Global and Local Spatial Autocorrelation of Motorcycle Crashes in Chile

Carola Blazquez, María Fuentes

Abstract

In Chile, the usage of motorcycles as a mode of transport is growing in unison with the number of crashes that have arisen in recent years. Spatial statistical methods were used in this study to determine whether motorcycle crashes showed spatial clustering over time from a global and local perspective. The global spatial autocorrelation results indicate that high intensity clusters of collisions at intersections with traffic signals and curved road sections resulting in fatalities persisted during the five-year study period. Locally, recurrent high spatial patterns of motorcycle collisions arose along straight road sections and on sunny days due to the loss of control of the vehicle, or the imprudence of the driver or pedestrian. Communes located in the centre zone of Chile, particularly in the city of Santiago and the surrounding areas, presented a large number of highly clustered crash attributes. The findings of this study may help authorities to target efforts towards policy measures to improve motorcycle safety in Chile.

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in Harvard Style

Blazquez C. and Fuentes M. (2019). Global and Local Spatial Autocorrelation of Motorcycle Crashes in Chile.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-374-2, pages 159-170. DOI: 10.5220/0007716701590170


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits19,
author={Carola Blazquez and María Fuentes},
title={Global and Local Spatial Autocorrelation of Motorcycle Crashes in Chile},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2019},
pages={159-170},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007716701590170},
isbn={978-989-758-374-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Global and Local Spatial Autocorrelation of Motorcycle Crashes in Chile
SN - 978-989-758-374-2
AU - Blazquez C.
AU - Fuentes M.
PY - 2019
SP - 159
EP - 170
DO - 10.5220/0007716701590170