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Road safety and economic development: analysis of the Algerian case

Insécurité routière et développement économique: analyse du cas algérien

Mariem Bougueroua and Laurent Carnis ()
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Mariem Bougueroua: Département Économie, Université de Mostaganem
Laurent Carnis: IFSTTAR/AME/DEST - Dynamiques Economiques et Sociales des Transports - IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux - Communauté Université Paris-Est

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Abstract: This article analyses the road safety situation for Algeria since 1970 and its relation with the level of the economic development of the country. Applying the curve of Kuznets (1955) to road safety (especially for fatalities and injuries), the results show that there is such a curve for fatalities. However, such a relationship has not been verified for injuries. Moreover, the identified Kuznets curve for fatalities reached the turning point in Algeria. Despite an improvement of the economic situation, the large investment projects in infrastructures and transportation, economic development, yielding a positive impact on the road safety situation, a higher toll for fatalities and injuries could be expected if the authorities would not implement the appropriate countermeasures.

Keywords: Algeria; road safety; economic development; Kuznets curve; courbe de Kuznets; insécurité routière; développement économique; Algérie (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-04-25
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Published in RTS. Recherche, transports, sécurité, 2018, 2018, 13p. ⟨10.25578/RTS_ISSN1951-6614_2018-02⟩

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DOI: 10.25578/RTS_ISSN1951-6614_2018-02

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