Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 967-975 April-June 2009

 

CLIMATE AND TRAFIC SAFETY IN MOUNTAIN ROADS OF IRAN : CASE STUDY KARAJ-CHALOUS ROUTE

 

Reza Borna*1 and Hossein Mohammadi2

1. Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU) (IRAN)
2. Department of Geography, University of Tehran (IRAN)

 

Received on : March 03, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Different factors affect on road traffic safety, one of them is the climatic, among the climatic hazards affecting on the road traffic safety, it can be mentioned about the avalanche, rain, snow, frost and fog phenomena. In this research, in addition to evaluating the relation between each of climatic hazards as well as road transportation safety in the Karaj Chalous route, it was took an action for providing the accident hazard probable maps in each climatic different manners using the observed information and data in the arc view. According to the obtained results, there are the most hazard probable during the raining from the kilometer 95 to 145, while being the frost phenomenon from the kilometer 35 to 85, during the snowing from the km 45 to 85 as well as during the fog from km 96 to 130 and during falling avalanches from km 56 to 70 of the Karaj Chalous route being shown in the map.

 

Keywords : Road Transportation, Accidents, Karaj Chalous route, Climate, Traffic Safety.

 

 

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