Evaluation of motorcycle accidents in Brazil

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25614

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Motorcycles; Accidents, Traffic; Hospitals; Economics.

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the economic aspects of motorcycle accidents and the epidemiological profile of the injured before and after the implementation of the "Lei Seca". For this, a collection of secondary data on motorcycle accidents in Brazil occurring between 2003 and 2017 was conducted on the DATASUS platform. Information was collected from the group Hospital Morbidity by Eternal Causes and the annual motorcycle fleets by Denatran. The selected data were the place of hospitalization, annual absolute values of paid hospitalization authorizations, average values per hospitalization, total values spent, and average days of hospitalization. The information was related to gender, age group, the regions of the country, and the year of occurrence. The results showed that the occurrence of accidents was higher in men, between 20 and 29 years old, with more than 300,000 hospitalizations in the period between 2003 and 2017. The highest figures are concentrated in the Southeast region. The "Lei Seca" reduced the numbers of authorizations for hospital admissions in the year of its implementation, but in subsequent years, the numbers increased proportionally with the motorcycle fleet. However, a decrease in the amounts spent was observed, possibly indicating a decrease in the severity of the accidents. Thus, it can be concluded that enforcement measures and punishment of offenders, as well as education and awareness of current and future drivers are important to effectively reduce the number of accidents.

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Published

23/01/2022

How to Cite

RAMOS, T. S.; PESSÔA, K. H. J. da V.; NASCIMENTO, A. P. M. de O. .; SILVA, C. C. G.; LAUREANO FILHO, J. R. .; ANTUNES, A. A.; PETRAKI, G. G. P. . Evaluation of motorcycle accidents in Brazil . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e20611225614, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25614. Disponível em: https://www.rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/25614. Acesso em: 20 jun. 2024.

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Health Sciences