Road accidents in Mexico and its relationship with daylight saving time

Gaceta Técnica

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Title Road accidents in Mexico and its relationship with daylight saving time
Accidentes viales en México y su relación con el horario de verano
 
Creator Martínez Vázquez, Luis Domingo
Sánchez Aguirre, Driselda Patricia
Demmler, Michael
 
Description The objective proposed in this work was to find out if there is a relationship between the beginning of summer time in Mexico and the number of road accidents, since the entrance of such schedule causes fatigue, which is reported as a cause of accidents. The permutations test was used and there was no evidence of an increase in accidents associated with the entry of summer time. The limitations of the study are, on the one hand, the lack of accident records prior to the implementation of summer time and, on the other, not having controlled the time of occurrence of the accidents analyzed; in future cases it is recommended to control this last variable. Summer time in Mexico was implemented since 1996 and its effects on road traffic accidents had not yet been studied; the originality of the present study lies in studying such effects. The findings suggest that vehicular driving with natural light provides greater safety even when the driver is fatigued
El objetivo propuesto en este trabajo fue averiguar si existe una relación entre el inicio del horario de verano en México y el número de accidentes viales, toda vez que la entrada de dicho horario produce fatiga, la cual está reportada como causal de accidentes. Se utilizó la prueba de las permutaciones y no se encontró evidencia de un aumento de accidentes asociado a la entrada del horario de verano. Las limitantes del estudio son, por un lado la inexistencia de registros de accidentes previos a la implementación del horario de verano y, por el otro, no haber controlado la hora de ocurrencia de los accidentes analizados; en futuras ocasiones se recomienda controlar esta última variable. El horario de verano en México se implementó desde 1996 y aún no se habían estudiado sus efectos sobre la accidentalidad vial; la originalidad del presente estudio radica en estudiar tales efectos. Los hallazgos sugieren que la conducción vehicular con luz natural brinda mayor seguridad incluso aunque el conductor esté fatigado.
 
Publisher Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado - Decanato de Ingeniería Civil
 
Date 2018-07-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Artículo científico de investigación original
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revistas.ucla.edu.ve/index.php/gt/article/view/1154
10.13140/RG.2.2.13733.81127
 
Source Gaceta Técnica; Vol 19 No 2 (2018): July-December; 69-81
Gaceta Técnica; Vol. 19 Núm. 2 (2018): Julio-Diciembre; 69-81
Gaceta Técnica; v. 19 n. 2 (2018): Julio-Diciembre; 69-81
2477-9539
1856-9560
 
Language spa
 
Relation https://revistas.ucla.edu.ve/index.php/gt/article/view/1154/477
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