The objective of this Note is to advise economists, planners and engineers in developing countries on a workable method that can be used to cost road
accidents. There are many different methods and approaches to this particular problem; it must be stressed that no single method is ideal and that a considerable amount of data needs to be collected whatever method is used. This Road Note attempts to explain the importance of costing road accidents in developing countries and outlines in Section 2 the various methods that
can be used to do this. Section 3 describes how to use the (preferred) Gross Output method and Section 4 presents a case study of its use in
practice. Finally an Appendix presents results of the possible effects of including accident savings in a number of highway cost - benefit analyses.

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