Intelligent Transport Systems – From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. First International Conference, INTSYS 2017, Hyvinkää, Finland, November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Mathematical Model for Safety Score Calculation for Validation of Coach Operators in the UK

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-93710-6_19,
        author={Manoharan Ramachandran and Reza Sahandi and Simant Prakoonwit and Wajid Khan},
        title={Mathematical Model for Safety Score Calculation for Validation of Coach Operators in the UK},
        proceedings={Intelligent Transport Systems -- From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. First International Conference, INTSYS 2017, Hyvink\aa{}\aa{},  Finland,  November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTSYS},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Safety score calculation Coach operator validation School journeys Coach transport},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-93710-6_19}
    }
    
  • Manoharan Ramachandran
    Reza Sahandi
    Simant Prakoonwit
    Wajid Khan
    Year: 2018
    Mathematical Model for Safety Score Calculation for Validation of Coach Operators in the UK
    INTSYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93710-6_19
Manoharan Ramachandran1,*, Reza Sahandi1,*, Simant Prakoonwit1,*, Wajid Khan1,*
  • 1: Bournemouth University
*Contact email: mramchandran@bournemouth.ac.uk, rsahandi@bournemouth.ac.uk, sprakoonwit@bournemouth.ac.uk, wkhan@bournemouth.ac.uk

Abstract

Coaches are considered the safest mode of road transport for school trips. In the last decade alone, 1191 children were injured in 371 coach crashes in the UK. Consequently, the UK government enforced strict regulations on coach operators to reduce accidents. During 2016, 137 coach operator licenses have been revoked due to operator non-compliance. To increase safety of children travelling by coaches, we previously proposed a safety transport model for validation of coach operators. In this paper, a mathematical model for calculation of safety scores is presented. Real data from two transport organisations was used to test the model. Results show that, the proposed mathematical model works very well, as illustrated in this paper.