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Behzad Basirat S, Doagooyan D, Shiran G, Amiri M. The Traffic-Related Readiness of Organizations for Preventing Crisis and Traffic Damages in Metropolitan Areas. HDQ. 2018; 3 (3) :151-158
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-199-en.html
1- Shakhes Pajouh Engineering Institute of Natural Hazards, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Department of Social Sciences, Amin Police University, Tehran, Iran. , da.doagooyan@yahoo.com
3- Department of Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Transportation, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
4- Department of Social Sciences, Amin Police University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3691 Views)
Background: The first effect of the any natural, artificial and social crises is on the traffic flow and the cut-off of the vital transport arteries. In this effect, various sectors involving in rescue, safety, and evacuation of the wounded and injured people, as well as many decisions made by crisis managers, face a lot of challenges. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the readiness of traffic-related organizations in preventing crisis and traffic damages in metropolitan areas.
Materials and Methods: This was an applied study, and the Delphi method was used for collecting the data from respondents. The statistical population consists of 40 Iranian traffic experts. A researcher-made questionnaire was designed for collecting the data, and its validity and reliability were confirmed using Face validity criteria and Cochran’s formula (α=0.891). Friedman test was used for statistical analysis, and the goodness of the research model was measured using multiple linear regression analysis.
Results: The readiness to continuously monitor traffic crises (beta coefficients=0.864) and readiness for timely notification of traffic crises (beta coefficients=0.399) were reported as the highest effective variables in preventing crisis damages by traffic-related organizations.
Conclusion: To deal with the traffic crises, traffic-related organizations should be ready for continuously monitoring and timely notification of traffic crises, inter-organizational interactions, and mobilization of facilities.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/16 | Accepted: 2017/12/25 | Published: 2018/04/1

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