World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

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Every day thousands of people are killed and injured on our roads. Millions of people each year will spend long weeks in the hospital after severe crashes and many will never be able to live, work or play as they used to do. Current efforts to address road safety are minimal in comparison to this growing human suffering. This report presents a comprehensive overview of what is known about the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes. Over 100 experts, from all continents and different sectors -- including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society -- have worked to produce the report. Charts and tables.Requiring seat-belts and child restraints Seat-belts Mandatory seat-belt use has been one of the greatest success stories of road ... They soon proved so successful at reducing the incidence of fatal and serious injury that, in 1971, the state of Victoria, Australia, ... Several studies (164, 225) on the benefits of seat- belts for drivers and front-seat passengers have found that seat-belts can reduce the risk of all ... forcement programmes work best to increase compliance with seat-belt laws.

Title:World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention
Author:Marjorie Peden
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2008-09-01


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