AN ANALYSIS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT HOTSPOTS IN ZARIA-KADUNA EXPRESSWAY, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

There is very little information in the literature as to what an accident „hotspot‟ is and how it is defined spatially and numerically. This lack of a readily available definition highlights the high margin for error when analyzing road traffic „hotspots‟. For example a study by Gregory and Jarrett (1994) on the long term analysis of accident remedial measures defined hotspot or in their words a “high risk site” by the number of personal injury accidents occurring.

AN ANALYSIS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT HOTSPOTS IN ZARIA-KADUNA EXPRESSWAY, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA