An overview on pedestrians involved in traffic accidents in Latvia: Years 2010-2014

A. Bukova-Zideluna (Coresponding Author), A. Villerusa, A. Lama

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Latvian national road accident statistics shows that for the
vulnerable road users’ situation is critical, since pedestrians are involved in
more than a quarter of road traffic accidents. This paper gives an analysis
on pedestrians involved in road traffic accidents based on the road safety
accident database in Latvia for the years 2010–2014. The total number of
cases does not change significantly, however there has been an increase in
pedestrian fatality rates over the period. From the total number of traffic
accidents with pedestrians involved 92.4% had injuries, 6.8% were lethal
cases and others did not suffer from injuries. Out of 342 fatalities 37.7%
occurred during the winter period, 56.1% in adverse weather (overcast,
fog, rain or snow), 69.9% during twilight or darkness and 26.9% on
weekends. Out of all accidents 55.3% occurred in the capital city Riga, but
fatality rate was higher on main state roads. 8.1% of the total number of
pedestrians involved in road traffic accidents was found to have alcohol in
their blood right after the road traffic accident. Fatality rate was higher for
those with exceeded BAC. Pedestrian injury risk analysis was associated
with demographical and traffic-related factors, urbanization, visibility and
seasonal patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
EditorsLolita Vilka, Uldis Berkis
Place of PublicationRiga
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-9029-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 23 Nov 201625 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"


  • social sciences

Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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