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Traffic Culture Index


  • Background and Purpose
    • Background
      • Utilizing the index as grounds for setting up policies for improving the traffic culture and specific basis for the traffic facilities improvement project of each local government
    • Purpose
      • To conduct objective research on driving and walking behavior and traffic safety per local government to identify the current status of Korean traffic culture and compare by locality
      • To have the characteristics analysis of traffic culture of the subject local goverment used as grounds for the early settlement of advanced traffic culture
  • Implementation method
    • Subject and research items
      • 18 items in driving/walking behavior and traffic safety of all local goverment
    • Expected results
      • Coming up with measures to improve the traffic culture index per area and item based on the research results
      • Use for setup and implementation of traffic safety policies by the central and local governments
    • Detailed criteria
      Research item Evaluation index Method Weight
      Driving behavior
      (55 points)
      Rate of compliance with crosswalk stop line Observational
      Rate of using turn signal 7
      Rate of compliance with traffic signal 12
      Rate of wearing safety belt 11
      Rate of wearing of safety helmet by drivers of two-wheeled vehicles 6
      Rate of using a smart device while driving Awareness
      Rate of DWI(Driving While Intoxicated) 5
      Rate of compliance with speed limit 4
      Traffic safety
      (25 points)
      Traffic safety status
      (13 points)
      Professional capacity of the local government Literature
      Compliance with local traffic safety policies 5
      Efforts of the local government to earmark traffic safety budget 2
      Safety control level for commercial vehicles by local government 2
      Traffic accident
      (12 points)
      Number of vehicular accident casualties per population unit and road extension 5
      Number of pedestrian casualties per population unit and road extension 4
      Number of commercial vehicles and vehicular accident casualty per road accident 3
      Walking behavior
      (20 points)
      Rate of compliance with signals at crosswalk Observational
      Rate of using smart device while walking on the crosswalk 5
      Rate of jaywalking on the non-crosswalk part of the road Awareness