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dc.contributor.authorRojo Arce, Marta 
dc.contributor.authorGonzalo Orden, Hernán 
dc.contributor.authorLinares, Alaitz 
dc.contributor.authordell'Olio, Luigi 
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-28T08:07:08Z
dc.date.available2020-07-28T08:07:08Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0197-6729
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10259/5397
dc.description.abstractOver the past few years, several countries, including Spain, have been experiencing a period of economic recession. As a result, these governments have reduced their budgets for transport infrastructures (both construction and maintenance operations). The main objective of this study is to analyze whether these budget reductions have an effect on increased accident rates and to perform an assessment of their real economic benefit. Thus, we analyze whether significant changes over recent years are perceptible in the road safety indexes in Spain, in terms of risk, accident fatality, and accident severity. The relation between lower budgets and higher road safety indices is analyzed through linear regression techniques. The results show a strong relation between the Risk Index and the maintenance budget, measured as an average of the last years. In addition, a final economic assessment demonstrates that this reduction in investment had no real economic benefits, especially as the costs of the accidents exceeded the savings in the conservation plans.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherHindawies
dc.relation.ispartofSustainable and Resilient Transport Infrastructure. 2018, Art. 9570465es
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subject.otherTransportees
dc.subject.otherTransportationen
dc.titleImpact of a lower conservation budget on road safety indicesen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9570465
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2018/9570465
dc.identifier.essn2042-3195
dc.journal.titleJournal of Advanced Transportationes
dc.volume.number2018es
dc.page.initial1es
dc.page.final9es
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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