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Socio-Demographic determinants of traffic accidents in the Czech Republic

Author: Bc. Jakub Stejskal
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Roman Kalabiška
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 52
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Abstract: This thesis aims to analyze variables influencing different aspects of traffic
accidents in the Czech Republic, such as frequency or fatality. Traffic accidents
are a huge issue as there are 100 000 of them in the Czech Republic every year
alone. The main contribution of this thesis is a new approach looking only at
specific types of traffic accidents, such as those caused by speeding, introducing
new variables that might be related to traffic accidents, and replicating the
results of existing research in the area of the Czech Republic. On the one hand,
we found a negative correlation between the portion of wedded people in the area
and the number of traffic accidents. On the other hand a positive correlation
between portion of wedded people and the number of people killed per accident.
One possible explanation for this is that wedded people drive safer, but on
average, there are more people in their car, resulting in more deaths in case of
traffic accidents.

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