The Effect of Sun Glare on Traffic Accidents in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

@inproceedings{Hagita2014TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Sun Glare on Traffic Accidents in Chiba Prefecture, Japan},
  author={Kenji Hagita and Kazuko Mori},
  year={2014}
}
This study aims to clarify the effect of sun glare on traffic accident occurrence. Analyses of traffic accidents were carried out to calculate the position of the sun relative to the first vehicle concerned (i.e., the vehicle most responsible for causing the accident) at the accident time and location by using the traffic accident database of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The traffic accident rate was found to increase when the viewing angle decreased to less than 90 degrees. When the sun was in… CONTINUE READING

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