Road Safety and Public Health

There is a large potential for road safety and public health practitioners to work closely. The aim of this report is to assess the current level of integration of road safety and public health activities, highlight examples of good practice, and provide guidance for road safety officers and public health practitioners on how the work of both can be integrated. This is not meant to be prescriptive guidance, but to be a catalogue of ideas and concepts that can be used or adapted depending on the opportunities available in different local authorities. The report also discusses how road safety activities can have an impact on wider health, as well as vice versa. It is difficult, if not impossible, to talk about partnership working with public health teams without talking about the wider impacts of road safety activities on other areas of health. To make sure that the guidance was well founded, two research activities were conducted: (1) Case studies of partnership working between public health and road safety, or activities that would have an impact on both were identified and (2) A sample of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments were reviewed. These are the higher level assessment of the health issues that need to be addressed in local populations. They highlight areas for action and present an opportunity to include road safety with other public health issues.

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    • © 2014 Duncan Vernon, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
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    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents


    Department for Transport, England

    Great Minster House
    33 Horseferry Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1P 4DR
  • Authors:
    • Vernon, Duncan
  • Publication Date: 2014-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35p

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  • Accession Number: 01530882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2014 12:16PM