Skadade fotgängare

Skadade fotgängare: fokus på drift och underhåll vid analys av sjukvårdsregistrerade skadade i STRADA

Gudrun Öberg

The aim with the study was to describe the cause of pedestrian accidents and injuries with focus on deficiencies in maintenance and operation, and if possible to propose measures how to decrease the injuries. The Swedish Traffic Accident Data Acquisition (STRADA) database is the Swedish Transport Administration's national information facility for accidents and injuries occurring on the road network. In this project, STRADA accident and injury data obtained from hospital reports was used. Data between 1 July 2003 and 31 December 2008 was used for the majority of the analyses and provided details on 24,802 injured pedestrians. Due to the unusually extreme conditions experienced during the 2009/2010 winter, it was decided to continue the study and extend the data capture period to 30 June 2010. As different winter conditions were now compared, only regional data where all hospitals had reported during the full period, could be considered. Data from these six regions provided details on 16,054 injured pedestrians. The most common accidents type among pedestrians was single accidents, accounting for about 85%. Compared with summer months, three to four times as many accidents happened during winter months. Proportions of injury severity were similar for different months. Around half of all pedestrian injuries occurred on slippery (ice or snow) surfaces. In January, over 80% of all accident injuries were attributed to snow or ice on the surface.



International Conference on Electric Road Systems starts today

Electric Road Systems (ERS) is a relatively new concept with many initiatives on the way. To learn from each other and stimulate new collaborations the Swedish Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged the first international conference...


Same survey of road users’ attitudes in 50 countries

At the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, RS5C, one entire session presented a large survey of road users' attitudes in 38 countries. Results show large differences between countries in many areas, both regarding behavior and attitudes. A new survey...


Good results with alcohol interlock program according to Swedish study

An alcohol interlock program makes it possible for drink driving offenders to continue their everyday lives. In a Swedish study most of the participants were satisfied with the program and experienced improved health. They also reported drinking alcohol more...


Traffic safety in the spotlight

Today the Conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) opened in Jeju Island, South Korea. More than 220 participators have come from all over the world to present findings and learn about traffic safety. Dr. Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the...


VTI will develop simulators for ambulance staff

VTI has initiated a pilot study for paramedics with the Centre for Teaching & Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology and Linköping University. The aim is to give ambulance staff the opportunity to practice critical medical tasks in a moving vehicle in...


Unique electrified road opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road recharging the batteries of cars and trucks while driving opened in Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, was at the formal inauguration of the electrified road on April 11, 2018. VTI is one of 22...