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The Typical Traffic Accident in Lithuania In Comparison with Sweden


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, , n. 3, v. 15
Page(s): 60-73
DOI: 10.7250/bjrbe.2020-15.484

Every day we strive to improve the environment and make it as comfortable as possible, creating new products and new technologies that are literally changing people’s lives. Transport is one of the most important engines of development in the world and, unfortunately, it is one of the most painful taking into account how many people’s lives we are losing in it. Ensuring safe traffic, stabilizing a number of accidents, reducing accidents on motor roads and streets are the most important tasks in the field of transport in Lithuania and the EU today. Lithuania could not be left behind when the EU countries pursued an important goal of halving the number of fatalities by the end of 2010 compared to 2001. Substantial road accident rates are recorded in cities with the highest concentration of road users. The aim of this article is to identify the typical accidents for Lithuanian cities and to compare them with the case of Sweden, which is one of the leading countries in the field of traffic safety. The five largest cities in Lithuania been selected for the analysis, where typical traffic accidents are identified. The analysis will help develop recommendations for changes in traffic infrastructure to ensure safe traffic.

Copyright: © 2020 Rasa Ušpalytė-Vitkūnienė, Aliaksei Laureshyn

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