Title: A brief report on the road safety of urban roads of São Paulo City involving the elderly population

Authors: Adriana Da Conceição; Adriane Monteiro Fontana; Alessandra De Freitas Lima

Addresses: UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, SP, Brazil ' UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, SP, Brazil ' UNINOVE – Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Abstract: This paper presents the development of traffic safety indicators involving elderly people in São Paulo from 2003 to 2012 and discusses the most common types of accidents involving elderly in this city. It was also studied possible causes about this problem and some proposals to reduce it. The average percentage of fatal accidents increased 13.5% comparing these period. In the comparison of fatal accidents involving elderly/100,000 senior inhabitants in the city, the average is 7.55%. Comparing senior fatal victims by trampling in relation to the number of fatal accidents by elderly the average is 77.28%, while in 2003 it was 71.9% and in 2012, 85.8%. Thus, we observe that it is quite evident the increase in fatal accidents involving elderly pedestrians, a growth of 13.9%. The percentage of pedestrian accidents with fatalities involving elderly/100,000 inhabitants is 33.20%. And when is analysed for 100,000 senior inhabitants has an average of 5.85%.

Keywords: traffic safety; traffic accidents; cities; road safety; urban roads; São Paulo City; Brazil; elderly pedestrians; old people; fatal accidents; fatalities; senior citizens.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2015.071987

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.2 No.2, pp.124 - 135

Received: 12 Dec 2014
Accepted: 09 Apr 2015

Published online: 26 Sep 2015 *

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