Muhammad Majid Naeem,Fazle Subhan,Kashif Yaqub,Muhammad Ikhlas Khan,Junaid Ahmad,Muner Khan,



Transportation engineering,High-speed dynamics,Accident analysis,Blackspots,


Traffic accidents are unavoidable in human life therefore highway safety is one of the most important factors of transportation engineering. After the advent of National highways and freeways, developing nations including Pakistan is facing new dimensions of highway safety challenges, highway safety management demands more attention due to the involvement of high-speed dynamics. This study presents a method by which accident-prone locations commonly termed as Blackspots are been identified. A stretch of 188 KM of National Highway N-55 also known as Indus highway from Peshawar to Lakki Marwat has been selected for the study. Road traffic accident data was only available with local district police in a manual file record (First Investigation Report). Accident data were collected from nine police stations along the selected route for seven years i.e. from 2013 to 2019. After analysis, it was found that most of the accidents occurred due to over speeding and geometric problems. Moreover, it was also found that there are no proper pedestrian crossings. The data was analyzed month and year wise. Fourteen such locations on which five or more fatalities occurred were identified as blackspots.  The blackspots are within the range of 1KM.


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