Road Safety Audit of Selected Stretch from Umreth Junction to Vasad Junction
Devang G Patel1, F. S. Umrigar2, C. B. Mishra3, Amit A Vankar4

1Devang G Patel, Transportation System Engineering, BVM Engineering College, V. V. Nagar, Gujrat, India.
2Dr. F.S. Umrigar, Principal, BVM Engineering College, V.V. Nagar, Gujrat, India.
3Prof. C.B. Mishra, Professor,  Department of Civil Engineering, BVM Engg. College, V.V. Nagar, Gujrat, India.
4Amit A Vankar, Assistant Professor, 
Department of Civil Engineering, BVM Engg. College, Gujrat, India.
Manuscript received on May 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on May 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on May 15, 2013. | PP: 50-55 | Volume-1 Issue-6, May 2013. | Retrieval Number: F0303051613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Road Accidents are global phenomenon which is occurring all over the world but are very severe in mixed traffic conditions as prevailing in Indian road conditions. Many lives are lost and huge amount of property damage occurs due to accidents. In 2011 only, 121618 people lost their lives in road accident in India. From 2001 to 2011, the decade data shows the fatalities has been increased by 5.8% and the number of persons injured by 2.5%. As per Manual of Road Accidents in India 2011, 39,000 persons are killed and 1.3 lakh peoples are injured in road accidents occurred on all State Highways in 2011 on Indian Roads which consists of 27.4% and 26.1% respectively. This paper represents about Road Safety Audit on SH-83 and SH-188 which are one of the major state highways in the state of Gujarat which connects NH-8 having high traffic frequency of heavy vehicles. Analysis of major accident in the recent decades has concluded that driver’s errors are the major concern for the occurrence of road accident.
Keywords: Road Accident, Road Safety Audit, Black Spot, Socio-Economic Cost.