Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-26-0004
2019-01-09

Comprehensive Study on Crashes with Pedestrians on Indian Roads 2019-26-0004

Pedestrian crashes are a major safety concern worldwide, especially in India. About one of every ten traffic-related fatalities in the country is a pedestrian. In 2016 nearly 15,800 pedestrians were killed in India. They were mainly exposed to risk when crossing and walking on the road in urban and rural areas. The aim of the study was to understand the pedestrian behavior on the road and to identify characteristics of pedestrian crashes in India. Many unique behavior was observed like pedestrian crossed half way and stopped in middle of road. Nearly 10% of pedestrians are fatal each year involving in ~5% of overall accidents in India, This study revels every second pedestrian accident occurred while walking and crossing the road straight. An attempt made to evaluate benefit of in vehicle pedestrian safety systems, as an example Car-AEB (Advance Emergency Braking) pedestrian is selected as one of the available technologies and systematic methodology is derived in order to evaluate the benefit of this product.

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