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A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana


Christian A. Hesse [1]John B. Ofosu [1], Benjamin L. Lamptey [2]

[1] Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Studies, Methodist University College, Ghana; [2] Nautical Department, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Regional Maritime University, Ghana 


Abstract

The knowledge of accident rates in a country provides a useful tool for a comprehensive analysis of their causes as well as for their prevention. Smeed (1949) gave a regression model for estimating road traffic fatalities. This paper gives a modified form of Smeed’s regression formula for estimating road traffic fatalities in Ghana. The modified regression model was found to be relatively more accurate form for estimating road traffic fatalities in Ghana, than Smeed’s (1949) formula.

Keywords: fatality, regression, estimation.



Citation: Hesse, C. A., Ofosu, J. B., & Lamptey, B. L. (2014). A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana. Open Science Repository Mathematics, Online(open-access), e23050497. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050497

Received: February 12, 2014

Published: February 19, 2014

Copyright: © 2014 Hesse, C. A., Ofosu, J. B., & Lamptey, B. L. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Hesse, C. A., Ofosu, J. B., & Lamptey, B. L. (2014). A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana. Open Science Repository Mathematics, Online(open-access), e23050497. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050497

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Hesse, Christian A., John B. Ofosu, and Benjamin L. Lamptey. “A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana.” Open Science Repository Mathematics Online.open-access (2014): e23050497.

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Hesse, Christian A., John B. Ofosu, and Benjamin L. Lamptey. “A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana.” Open Science Repository Mathematics Online, no. open-access (February 19, 2014): e23050497. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050497.

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Hesse, C.A., Ofosu, J.B. & Lamptey, B.L., 2014. A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana. Open Science Repository Mathematics, Online(open-access), p.e23050497.

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1. C. A. Hesse, J. B. Ofosu, B. L. Lamptey, A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana, Open Sci. Repos. Math. Online, e23050497 (2014).

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1. Hesse, C. A., Ofosu, J. B. & Lamptey, B. L. A Regression Model for Predicting Road Traffic Fatalities in Ghana. Open Sci. Repos. Math. Online, e23050497 (2014).


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