Road accident is an exquisite problem in highway transportation system which consistently related to a lot of deaths, injuries and property damages. Approximately 1.3 million individuals die in road fatalities each year, every day around 3,287 deaths occur all over the world. Further, even 20-50 million are injured or disabled. Low and middle-income countries are the main victim of this problem. The rate of an accident in Bangladesh is 13.6 per 100,000 people. With respect to road accidents Rajshahi, a northern city of Bangladesh is in very severe condition. In last 7 years, about 200 people died, and more than 100 People injured very utterly. This research work presents an overview of the accident rates, involved vehicles, type of collisions, time of the accident, and age of the victims’ of the accidents in the highways, regional roads and city roads of Rajshahi city. The detail of the accident data was collected from, a popular local newspaper (Sonali Sangbad).Some additional data was collected from the metropolitan police station. The analysis shows that Natore-Rajshahi-Nawabganj highway (N6) is the most hazardous road in Rajshahi city and head on collision is the leading reason for accident in this road. The rate of death is also very high on city roads. About 46% of the total victims were between ages 21 to 30 years old. In more than one third of the total analyzed accidents pedestrians are the victims including deaths and fatalities. About 50 % of the total casualties occurred, either motorcycle or truck are involved.
Contributors: Matin N F M, & Rana M M
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