Analyzing the severity of accidents on the German Autobahn.

@article{Manner2013AnalyzingTS,
  title={Analyzing the severity of accidents on the German Autobahn.},
  author={Hans Manner and Laura W{\"u}nsch-Ziegler},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={40-8}
}
We study the severity of accidents on the German Autobahn in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia using data for the years 2009 until 2011. We use a multinomial logit model to identify statistically relevant factors explaining the severity of the most severe injury, which is classified into the four classes fatal, severe injury, light injury and property damage. Furthermore, to account for unobserved heterogeneity we use a random parameter model. We study the effect of a number of factors… CONTINUE READING