Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2021 Dec 1:1-11. Epub 2021 Dec 1.
Department of Management Studies, and Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
This study uses structured literature mapping to review worldwide trends in traffic safety following the phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic. Motivated by dissimilar findings globally and a lack of evidence from emerging nations which have been significantly more affected by road traffic crashes, the study examines the impact of the pandemic-induced lockdown on road traffic deaths and injuries in Tamil Nadu, India. Using a holistic approach, methods such as ARIMA, Holt-Winters, Bayesian Structural Time Series, and Generalized Additive Model are employed for counterfactual prediction, to draw a causal inference of lockdown on traffic safety. Read More