ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-2/W2, 117-121, 2015
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19 Oct 2015
S. Erdogan1, M. Yalcin1, M. Yilmaz1, and A. Korkmaz Takim2 1Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering, Afyon Kocatepe University, TR-03200, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
214. Regional Directorate of Highways, TR-16330, Bursa, Turkey
Keywords: Traffic accident, temporal analysis, Islamic daylight time interval, GIS Abstract. Traffic accidents form clusters in terms of geographic space and over time which themselves exhibit distinct spatial and temporal patterns. There is an imperative need to understand how, where and when traffic accidents occur in order to develop appropriate accident reduction strategies. An improved understanding of the location, time and reasons for traffic accidents makes a significant contribution to preventing them. Traffic accident occurrences have been extensively studied from different spatial and temporal points of view using a variety of methodological approaches. In literature, less research has been dedicated to the temporal patterns of traffic accidents. In this paper, the numbers of traffic accidents are normalized according to the traffic volume and the distribution and fluctuation of these accidents is examined in terms of Islamic time intervals. The daily activities and worship of Muslims are arranged according to these time intervals that are spaced fairly throughout the day according to the position of the sun. The Islamic time intervals are never been used before to identify the critical hour for traffic accidents in the world. The results show that the sunrise is the critical time that acts as a threshold in the rate of traffic accidents throughout Turkey in Islamic time intervals.
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Citation: Erdogan, S., Yalcin, M., Yilmaz, M., and Korkmaz Takim, A.: TEMPORAL STATISTIC OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN TURKEY, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-2/W2, 117-121,, 2015.

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