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Road traffic accidents in Turkey: some historical and sociological perspectives

Nichols, Theo and Gungor, Faith 1999. Road traffic accidents in Turkey: some historical and sociological perspectives. New Perspectives on Turkey 20 (Spring) , pp. 107-123.

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Although road traffic accidents are a matter of considerable public concern in Turkey, they have attracted little systematic analysis from social scientists. This paper seeks to examine accident trends from 1955 to 1995, in terms of changes in fatalities per vehicle as well as fatalities per head of population. It then critically surveys the adequacy and applicability to the Turkish case of theories of motorization and accidents and of risk compensation and homeostasis. Finally, the paper speculates on how accident variation over time in Turkey may relate to wider social and economic processes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:52

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