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A Study on the Environmental Factors Influencing Elderly Pedestrian Traffic Accidents in Busan

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2019, 8(2), pp.289-303
  • DOI : 10.25202/JAKG.8.2.12
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography
  • Received : July 26, 2019
  • Accepted : August 12, 2019
  • Published : August 31, 2019

Joonbum Park 1 Namgung Mi 1

1부산대학교 도시공학과

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ABSTRACT

This study examines the effect of physical environment on elderly pedestrian accidents in Busan. We analyzed the 2016 Traffic Accident Analysis System (TAAS) data and employed a negative binomial regression analysis. The empirical analyses show that there are differences in the effect of physical environments between the elderly and the non-elderly. Specifically, the crosswalk density shows negative assciations with elderly pedestrian traffic accidents, while the level of land-use mix shows positive associations. For the non-elderly, the number of car lanes and commercial area ratio show positive associations with pedestrian traffic accidents. In addition, there are differences in the effects of physical environment between elderly pedestrian traffic accidents which result in serious injuries and the accidents which result in minor injuries. The findings in this study suggest that there should be efforts to introduce policies that can improve elderly pedestrian safety.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.