The need for safety targets in south Asian developing countries

Somasundaraswaran, K. and Bullen, Frank and Ayers, Ron and Heydecker, Benjamin (2009) The need for safety targets in south Asian developing countries. In: 4th International Road Traffic and Accident Database Conference (IRTAD 2009), 16-17 Sep 2009, Seoul, Korea.

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Road deaths in eighteen countries were analyzed in this study to recognize an appropriate next step for south Asian developing countries. Road fatality trend analysis revealed that the annual road deaths in south Asian developing countries are continuously increasing with economic development. Further results from south Asian developing countries revealed that lesser populated countries lose a larger share of their people to road crashes. Target setting to improve road safety together with systematic selection and application of remedial measures considered in developed countries have been found to be working well; thus it is identified as a suitable next step to improve road safety in south Asia. Different strategies implemented in developed countries show that safety interventions need to differ between countries. The need for methodological approaches to set up a safety office to reduce the road deaths in south Asian developing countries are also highlighted.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 23:22
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 23:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: road safety; Asian developing countries; safety targets; South Asia
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010403 Forensic Statistics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880109 Road Safety

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