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Title: Exploring the relationship between truck load capacity and traffic accidents in the European Union
Author: Castillo Manzano, José Ignacio
Castro Nuño, Mercedes
Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Keywords: Transport de mercaderies
Transport per carretera
Seguretat viària
Freight transportation
Automotive transportation
Traffic safety
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: Applying econometric techniques to EU28 panel data and controlling for explanatory variables such as road types, we find that increased truck load capacity does not necessarily aggravate road traffic safety. Specifically, heavy trucks do not seem to be linked with greater numbers of traffic fatalities/accidents, medium trucks appear to be the worst performers in terms of fatalities, and light trucks seem to be the worst for accidents. In summary, our results clarify the complex relationship between truck load capacity and road safety, pointing to the existence of a negative correlation for accidents per capita and an inverse U-shaped curve for fatalities per capita.
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It is part of: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 2016, vol. 88, num. April, p. 94-109
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ISSN: 1366-5545
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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