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Table 1 Characteristics of the crashes involving pedestrians in Benin, 2008–2015

From: “My right to walk, my right to live”: pedestrian fatalities, roads and environmental features in Benin

Variables Number (n) Percentage (%)
Environmental factors
Area 3760  
  Urban 2639 70.19
  Rural 1121 42.48
Type of day 3681  
  Regular working day 2576 69.98
  Weekend 865 23.50
  Public holiday 96 3.73
  Market day 144 3.91
Atmospheric conditions 3751  
  Normal 3599 95.95
  Abnormal 152 4.05
Light levels 3760  
  During day 2674 71.12
  At night with public lighting 282 7.50
  At night without public lighting 804 21.38
Characteristics of the road infrastructure
Road classification 3760  
  National and urban roads 1588 42.23
  Unclassified paths and trails 273 7.26
  Inter-country national roads – RNIE 1899 50.51
Traffic crashes at an intersection 3757  
  Yes 592 15.76
  No 3165 84.24
Road profil 3757  
  Flat 3580 95.29
  Incline or elevation 177 4.71
Traffic crashes on a bend or curve 3760  
  No 3428 91.17
  Yes 332 8.83
Type and state of road surfacing 3757  
  Cobblestones in good condition 604 16.08
  Asphalt in good condition 2544 67.71
  Damaged condition 609 16.21
Presence of safety traffic barriers on the ground 3742  
  Yes 1238 33.08
  No 2504 66.92
Characteristics of the collision
Type of vehicle involved 3733  
  Motorized with two wheels 1145 30.67
  Light four-wheeled vehicle 2157 57.78
  Truck 431 11.55
Position of the pedestrian during the collision 3437  
  Crossing an intersection 645 18.77
  Crossing away from an intersection 397 11.55
  Road and surrounding areas 1680 48.88
  Pedestrian outside of the primary collision 715 20.80
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