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Table 1 Review of existing indicators on road accidents

From: Defining a common set of indicators to monitor road accidents in the European Union

N. Indicator Computation DPSEE model position Data Sources
1 Mortality rate due to traffic accident (M t /P)*100,000
M t is the totalnumber of deaths due to traffic accidents
P is the total population
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death certificates
2 Pedestrian aged 10–14 dead/Population (M p 10–14 /P)*100,000
M p: is the total number of pedestrians dead because of traffic accidents
P is the total population
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death certificates
3 Death/motor vehicles (Mt/V per year)*10,000
M t is the number of deaths due to traffic during a fixed period of time usually one year.
V motor vehicle fleet in the country during the period of interest
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death certificates Data on vehicles are provided by public motor vehicle registries
4 Death/km travelled (Mt/KM t )
M t is the number of deaths due to traffic Km t total amount of km travelled for different categories of road users
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death certificates Data on km travelled are based on surveys using questionnaires or odometer monitoring, or sales of fuel
5 Deaths/accident (M t /A)*1,000
M t is the totalnumber of deaths due to traffic
A is the total number of road traffic accidents
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death certificates Data on accidents are based on police records
6 Death/km of road (M t /l r )*1,000
M t is the totalnumber of deaths due to traffic
l r is the length of the roads in Km
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death certificates Data on road length are provided by ministries of transport and road directorates
7 Injury rate by traffic accident (I t /P)*10000
I t is the total number of injured due to traffic accidents
P is the total population
EFFECT Data on injuries are based on police statistics, registration of medical care
8 Fatality rate (M t /M t +I t )
M t is the totalnumber of deaths due to traffic accidents
I t is the total number of injured due to traffic accidents
EFFECT Data on deaths are based on police records and death Certificates Data on injuries are based on police statistics, registration of medical care
9 Accident/vehicle (A/V)*10000
A is the total number of road traffic accidents
V is the total amount of vehicle
EXPOSURE Data on accidents are based on police records Data on vehicles are provided by public motor vehicle registries
10 Vehicle fleet or (Motoritation index) (V/P)*1000
V is the total number of vehicles
P is the total population
PRESSURE/STATE Data on vehicles are provided by public motor vehicle registries