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World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention


Publisher : World Health Organization
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ISBN 13: 9241562609
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Download or Read book World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention written by Organisation mondiale de la santé and published by World Health Organization. This book was released on 2004-03-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Every day, thousands of people are killed and injured on roads around the world, with the costs of this growing, but largely preventable, public health concern disproportionately affecting vulnerable social groups and developing countries. In order to address these issues, the World Health Organization and the World Bank have produced this joint report on road traffic injury prevention, based on the collaborative contributions of experts and institutions, from all continents and different sectors, including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society. It presents a comprehensive overview of the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes.

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Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual


Publisher : World Health Organization
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ISBN 13: 9241546751
Total Pages : 127 pages
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Download or Read book Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual written by Dinesh Mohan and published by World Health Organization. This book was released on 2006 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Road traffic collisions kill about 1.2 million people around the world every year but they are largely neglected as a health and development issue, perhaps because they are still viewed by many as being beyond human control. Efforts to prevent road traffic injuries are hampered by a lack of human capacity. Policy-makers, researchers and practitioners need information on effective prevention measure and on how to develop, implement and evaluate such interventions. There is a need to train more specialists in road traffic injury prevention in order to address the growing problem of road traffic injuries at international levels.

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World Report on Child Injury Prevention


Publisher : World Health Organization
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ISBN 13: 9241563575
Total Pages : 233 pages
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Download or Read book World Report on Child Injury Prevention written by C. Branche and published by World Health Organization. This book was released on 2008 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Child injuries are largely absent from child survival initiatives presently on the global agenda. Through this report, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund and many partners have set out to elevate child injury to a priority for the global public health and development communities. It should be seen as a complement to the UN Secretary-General's study on violence against children released in late 2006 (that report addressed violence-related or intentional injuries). Both reports suggest that child injury and violence prevention programs need to be integrated into child survival and other broad strategies focused on improving the lives of children. Evidence demonstrates the dramatic successes in child injury prevention in countries which have made a concerted effort. These results make a case for increasing investments in human resources and institutional capacities. Implementing proven interventions could save more than a thousand children's lives a day.--p. vii.

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Global Status Report on Road Safety


Publisher : World Health Organization
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ISBN 13: 9241563842
Total Pages : 299 pages
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Download or Read book Global Status Report on Road Safety written by World Health Organization. Violence and Injury Prevention and published by World Health Organization. This book was released on 2009-06-05 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Over 1.2 million people die each year on the world' roads, and between 20 and 50 million suffer non-fatal injuries. In most regions of the world this epidemic of road traffic injuries is still increasing. In the past five years most countries have endorsed the recommendations of the World report on road traffic injury prevention which give guidance on how countries can implement a comprehensive approach to improving road safety and reducing the death toll on their roads. To date, however, there has been no global assessment of road safety that indicates the extent to which this approach is being implemented. This Global status report on road safety is the first broad assessment of the status of road safety in 178 countries, using data drawn from a standardized survey conducted in 2008. The results provide a benchmark that countries can use to assess their road safety position relative to other countries, while internationally the data presented can collectively be considered as a global "baseline"against which progress over time can be measured. " - p. [v11]

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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries


Publisher : National Academies Press
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ISBN 13: 0309180759
Total Pages : 136 pages
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Download or Read book Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries written by Planning Committee for the Workshop on Traffic Safety in Developing Nations and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 2006-12-31 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: TRB, the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have released TRB Special Report 287, Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement. The report summarizes presentations and discussions at a workshop held on January 26-27, 2006, in Washington, D.C. The workshop focused on the sharp increases in road traffic-related deaths and injuries in developing countries with a goal of providing a view of the diversity of U.S. interests, the scope of activities of U.S. agencies addressing this problem, and prospects for further U.S. engagement. The workshop discussions were intended to help the responsible government agencies gauge whether the U.S. response is proportional to the interests at stake and to identify next steps toward a more effective response. PGA and IOM, like TRB, are part of the National Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.

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Pedestrian and Cyclist Impact


Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 13: 9048127432
Total Pages : 230 pages
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Download or Read book Pedestrian and Cyclist Impact written by Ciaran Simms and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The aim of this book is to present pedestrian injuries from a biomechanical perspective. We aim to give a detailed treatment of the physics of pedestrian impact, as well as a review of the accident databases and the relevant injury criteria used to assess pedestrian injuries. A further focus will be the effects on injury outcome of (1) pedestrian/vehicle position and velocity at impact and (2) the influence of vehicle design on injury outcome. Most of the content of this book has been published by these and other authors in various journals, but this book will provide a comprehensive treatment of the biomechanics of pedestrian impacts for the first time. It will therefore be of value to new and established researchers alike.

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Trends, Causes, and Costs of Road Traffic Accidents in Ethiopia


Publisher : GRIN Verlag
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ISBN 13: 3668388229
Total Pages : 44 pages
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Download or Read book Trends, Causes, and Costs of Road Traffic Accidents in Ethiopia written by Amanuel Kussia and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2017-01-30 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Scientific Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Transportation Science & Technology, Ethiopian Civil Service University, language: English, abstract: This paper assesses the trends, causes, and costs of road traffic accidents in Ethiopia. Despite efforts made by various stakeholders to reduce the massacre on Ethiopian roads, road traffic accidents have been a serious health development issue in the country. The essay used data on road traffic accidents in Ethiopia for the period 2006 –2015. Data were obtained from Federal Police Commission and Federal Road Authority and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study found that at national level, on average road traffic injuries are increasing from year to year where Oromia regional state is the major contributor of total fatalities occurred in the past decade. On the other hand, Addis Ababa city administration is found as a major contributor of serious and slight injuries as well as property damages. The study showed that alike any developing countries, pedestrians and passengers are found to be the most vulnerable and hardest hit segment of road users. The finding also showed that male road users who are in their productive age group are disproportionately affected by road traffic injuries. Human errors (mainly drivers’ behavior and actions) are found as the major cause of road traffic accident in Ethiopia. So as to reduce fatalities and injuries on Ethiopian roads, the essay recommends that road safety policy and law enforcement; capacity building, education, and awareness creation; and cooperation and integration between and/or among all transport stakeholders should be the focus of Ethiopian government.

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Epidemien und Pandemien in historischer Perspektive


Publisher : Springer-Verlag
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ISBN 13: 3658138750
Total Pages : 448 pages
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Download or Read book Epidemien und Pandemien in historischer Perspektive written by Jörg Vögele and published by Springer-Verlag. This book was released on 2016-07-07 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Im Zentrum dieses Sammelbandes stehen neue Forschungsergebnisse interdisziplinärer Autorinnen und Autoren aus sieben Ländern zum Thema Seuchen. Seuchen verbreiten zunächst Unsicherheiten, so dass historische Beispiele und Denkweisen herangezogen werden, um Gefahren zu erkennen und Gegenmaßnahmen zu treffen. Solche Traditionen lassen sich über Jahrhunderte zurück verfolgen. So werden in diesem Band die Rekonstruktion von Fakten in Zeit und Raum (global vs. local) sowie die Einflüsse auf das Kulturleben (cultural impact) und die der Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Science studies) analysiert. Einführend und abschließend werden Forschungsstand und -perspektiven zur Sozialgeschichte der Medizin diskutiert.

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European Status Report on Road Safety


Publisher : WHO Regional Office Europe
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ISBN 13: 9289041765
Total Pages : 174 pages
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Download or Read book European Status Report on Road Safety written by Francesco Zambon and published by WHO Regional Office Europe. This book was released on 2009 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This report presents the status of road safety in the WHO European Region and provides a baseline assessment of how far 49 countries have come in implementing the recommendations of the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention. In the Region, road crashes result annually in 120,000 deaths, 2.4 million injuries and a great economic burden, which may be up to 3% of a country's gross domestic product. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people 5-29 years old. Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and users of motorized two-wheelers constitute 39% of all road traffic injury fatalities, with pedestrians being more at risk in the eastern part of the Region. Countries differ greatly in mortality rates for road traffic injuries; the average in low- and middle-income countries is twice that in high-income countries. Countries policy responses in providing road safety for their citizens have differed. This report proposes the following areas of action: narrow the gap between countries with the lowest and highest mortality rates; provide better protection for vulnerable road users; develop a well-resourced multisectoral road safety strategy in each country; design and enforce comprehensive legislation; and develop and implement healthier transport policies. In addition, country profiles on the current status of road safety are presented for the 49 participating countries.

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Handbook of Traffic Psychology


Publisher : Academic Press
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ISBN 13: 9780123819857
Total Pages : 536 pages
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Download or Read book Handbook of Traffic Psychology written by Bryan E. Porter and published by Academic Press. This book was released on 2011-06-22 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Handbook of Traffic Psychology covers all key areas of research in this field including theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce risk on roadways. Comprehensive in scope, the methodology section includes case-control studies, self-report instruments and methods, field methods and naturalistic observational techniques, instrumented vehicles and in-car recording techniques, modeling and simulation methods, in vivo methods, clinical assessment, and crash datasets and analyses. Experienced researchers will better understand what methods are most useful for what kinds of studies and students can better understand the myriad of techniques used in this discipline. Focuses specifically on traffic, as opposed to transport Covers all key areas of research in traffic psychology including theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce the risk of variables and behavior Contents include how to conduct traffic research and how to analyze data Contributors come from more than 10 countries, including US, UK, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Turkey, France, Finland, Norway, Israel, and South Africa

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International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury


Publisher : World Health Organization
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ISBN 13: 9241564660
Total Pages : 250 pages
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Download or Read book International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury written by World Health Organization and published by World Health Organization. This book was released on 2013 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Every year between 250 000 and 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury, with road traffic crashes, falls and violence as the three leading causes. People with spinal cord injury are two to five times more likely to die prematurely. They also have lower rates of school enrollment and economic participation than people without such injuries. Spinal cord injury has costly consequences for the individual and society, but it is preventable, survivable and need not preclude good health and social inclusion. Ensuring an adequate medical and rehabilitation response, followed by supportive services and accessible environments, can help minimize the disruption to people with spinal cord injury and their families. The aims of International perspectives on spinal cord injury are to: ---assemble and summarize information on spinal cord injury, in particular the epidemiology, services, interventions and policies that are relevant, together with the lived experience of people with spinal cord injury; ---make recommendations for actions based on this evidence that are consistent with the aspirations for people with disabilities as expressed in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report


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No Accident


Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 13: 1554589657
Total Pages : 362 pages
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Download or Read book No Accident written by Neil Arason and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2014-04-29 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: It is possible to eliminate death and serious injury from Canada’s roads. In other jurisdictions, the European Union, centres in the United States, and at least one automotive company aim to achieve comparable results as early as 2020. In Canada, though, citizens must turn their thinking on its head and make road safety a national priority. Since the motor vehicle first went into mass production, the driver has taken most of the blame for its failures. In a world where each person’s safety is dependent on a system in which millions of drivers must drive perfectly over billions of hours behind the wheel, failure on a massive scale has been the result. When we neglect the central role of the motor vehicle as a dangerous consumer product, the result is one of the largest human-made means for physically assaulting human beings. It is time for Canadians to embrace internationally recognized ways of thinking and enter an era in which the motor vehicle by-product of human carnage is relegated to history. No Accident examines problems related to road safety and makes recommendations for the way forward. Topics include types of drivers; human-related driving errors related to fatigue, speed, alcohol, and distraction and roads; pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit; road engineering; motor vehicle regulation; auto safety design; and collision-avoidance technologies such as radar and camera-based sensors on vehicles that prevent crashes. This multi-disciplinary study demystifies the world of road safety and provides a road map for the next twenty years.

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The Vision Zero Handbook


Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13: 3030765059
Total Pages : 1233 pages
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Download or Read book The Vision Zero Handbook written by Karin Edvardsson Björnberg and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2023-01-01 with total page 1233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This open access handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of Vision Zero, an innovative policy on public road safety developed in Sweden. Covering all the major topics of the subject, the book starts out with a thorough examination of the philosophy, ideas and principles behind Vision Zero. It looks at conditions for the effectiveness of the policy, principles of safety and responsibility as well as critique on the policy. Next, the handbook focuses on how the Vision Zero ideas have been received and implemented in various legislations and countries worldwide. It takes into account the way Vision Zero is looked at in the context of international organizations such as the WHO, the UN, and the OECD. This allows for a comparison of systems, models and effects. The third part of the handbook discusses the management and leadership aspects, including ISO standards, equity issues, other goals for traffic and transportation, and opportunities for the car industry. Part four delves into tools, technologies and organizational measures that contribute to the implementation of Vision Zero in road traffic. Examples of specific elements discussed are urban and rural road designs, human factor designs, and avoiding drunk and distracted driving. The final part of the handbook offers perspectives on the transfer of Vision Zero policy to other areas, ranging from air traffic to suicide prevention and nuclear energy. Vision Zero is a public road safety policy including both a long-term goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured as a consequence of accidents in road traffic and a safety principle stating that the design and function of the road transport system shall be adapted to meet the requirements that follow from that goal. It is a new road safety paradigm which has resulted in new types of responsibilities among stakeholders, technological innovations, and new strategies and organizational measures to achieve a safe system. The road safety work based on Vision Zero has shown promising results, and although Sweden has not yet reached a safe system, the number of fatalities and severe injuries has decreased substantially. This is an open access book.

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Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention


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ISBN 13: 3030274195
Total Pages : 562 pages
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Download or Read book Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention written by Richard Volpe and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-12-30 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This casebook profiles exceptional traumatic injury prevention programs from all over the globe. Its detailed description and analysis employ a multi-stage process of identifying, evaluating, and casing effective prevention practices. The case studies reflect how legislative and regulatory information impact prevention efforts and provide insight into how national centers for injury prevention and control inform prevention practices on countrywide levels. The authors work with outcome-based research criteria to select and develop their comprehensive and contextually aware profiles of the programs. All included case studies follow the BRIO approach (Background, Resources, Implementation, and Outcome) – a model designed to provide a consistent way of describing programs that have been evaluated and found to be exceptional practices. The scope of the Casebook ranges across: The challenge of traumatic injury prevention Sports and recreation-related traumatic injury prevention Fall-related traumatic injury prevention Road traffic-related traumatic injury prevention Traumatic injury prevention within complex systems In its recognition of traumatic injury prevention across the lifespan as a critical and complex public health challenge, the Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention promises to be an influential and authoritative resource for professionals and students in public health, safety, injury prevention, medicine, psychology, sociology, nursing, and engineering. Government agencies and institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health departments, and safety associations also would find the Casebook relevant to their work.

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Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 7)


Publisher : World Bank Publications
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ISBN 13: 1464805237
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Download or Read book Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 7) written by Charles N. Mock and published by World Bank Publications. This book was released on 2017-10-27 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The substantial burden of death and disability that results from interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, unintentional injuries, occupational health risks, air pollution, climate change, and inadequate water and sanitation falls disproportionally on low- and middle-income countries. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health addresses the risk factors and presents updated data on the burden, as well as economic analyses of platforms and packages for delivering cost-effective and feasible interventions in these settings. The volume's contributors demonstrate that implementation of a range of prevention strategies-presented in an essential package of interventions and policies-could achieve a convergence in death and disability rates that would avert more than 7.5 million deaths a year.

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Transport Planning and Traffic Safety


Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN 13: 1315351277
Total Pages : 362 pages
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Download or Read book Transport Planning and Traffic Safety written by Geetam Tiwari and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2018-09-03 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In recognition of the importance of road safety as a major health issue, the World Health Organization has declared 2011-2021 the Decade of Safety Action. Several countries in Europe, North America, and Asia have been successful in reducing fatalities and injuries due to road traffic crashes. However, many low-income countries continue to experience high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries. Transport Planning and Traffic Safety: Making Cities, Roads, and Vehicles Safer offers a source book for road safety training courses as well as an introductory textbook for graduate-level courses on road safety taught in engineering institutes. It brings together the international experiences and lessons learned from countries which have been successful in reducing traffic crashes and their applicability in low-income countries. The content is based on lectures delivered during an international course on transportation planning and traffic safety, sponsored annually by the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The book is interdisciplinary and aimed at professionals—traffic and road engineers, vehicle designers, law enforcers, and transport planners. The authors examine trends in performance of OECD countries and highlight the public health and systems approach of traffic safety with the vulnerable road user in focus. Topics include land use (transportation planning, mobility, and safety), safety education and legislation, accident analysis, road safety research, human tolerance to injury, vehicle design, safety in construction zones, safety in urban areas, traffic calming, public transportation, safety laws and policies, and pre-hospital care of the injured.