Traffic accidents are a global problem, therefore an approach method is needed to reduce accident rates by identifying and analyzing the causes. This research was conducted on the urban road in Paringin City through a media questionnaire by asking the opinion of the community as road users to participate in providing input on the factors that cause traffic accidents. There are four causative factors and twenty nine indicators are used as research variables and the data is processed by Partial Least Square (PLS) analysis. The results of the study are derived from the human factor (the driver) who are fatigue is the dominant cause of traffic accidents, other causes are lack of concentration, lack of discipline, lack of anticipation, and high speed. In vehicle factors, it was found that tire damage was the dominant cause of traffic accidents, other causes were over dimension and over load (ODOL), damage to the steering system, slippage, untreated vehicle spare parts, damage to the light system and the age of the vehicle is too old. On the road factor, it was found that the road / slope geometry was the dominant cause of traffic accidents, other causes were road damage, lack of road facilities, misuse of road functions and road pavement conditions. In environmental factors it was found that flooding was the dominant cause of traffic accidents, other causes were side obstacles and densely populated.
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