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  • Thumbnail image for No. 175 Traffic Safety Culture

    22.10.201810:05 am

    No. 175 Traffic Safety Culture

    Traffic safety culture change requires both transformative actions at societal cultural levels and at the organisational level. Individuals and organisations over time will expect the traffic safety system organisations to expand their efforts to improve safety because the goal of zero fatalities has become embedded into the group culture.

  • Thumbnail image for No 171: Visual looming & child pedestrian safety

    07.08.201811:45 am

    No 171: Visual looming & child pedestrian safety

    Children may not be able to detect vehicles approaching at speeds in excess of 20 mph. This creates a risk of injudicious road crossing in urban settings when traffic speeds are higher than 20 mph. The risk is exacerbated because vehicles moving faster than this speed are more likely to result in pedestrian fatalities.

  • Thumbnail image for No 170: Urban cycle use, Safety in Numbers, and speed limits

    19.07.201801:06 pm

    No 170: Urban cycle use, Safety in Numbers, and speed limits

    In the absence of cycle paths segregated from motorised traffic in urban areas the priority measure is to reduce the speed limit to 30km/h (20mph). In addition to built environment changes, including lower speed limits, Safety in Numbers also reduces injury risk as cycle use increases along a road link or at junctions.

  • Thumbnail image for No. 169: Mobile phone use while driving

    02.07.201804:36 pm

    No. 169: Mobile phone use while driving

    Using a hands-free mobile phone is no safer than using a hand-held mobile phone. Both increase crash risk fourfold, but under-reporting at crash scenes of mobile phone use hampers analysis and future prevention efforts.

  • Thumbnail image for No 167: Speed & Crash Risk: OECD’s recommendations

    12.04.201801:18 pm

    No 167: Speed & Crash Risk: OECD’s recommendations

    Excessive speed is a cause of deaths and injuries across all motorised societies. Through a Safe Systems approach to road safety, with lower speed limits, the evidence is that deaths & serious life-changing injuries can be reduced, while improving quality of life.

  • Thumbnail image for No. 161 Traffic-law enforcement & its relationship with risk of death from crashes

    28.06.201704:00 pm

    No. 161 Traffic-law enforcement & its relationship with risk of death from crashes


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