The impact of urban speed reduction programmes on health system cost and utilities

This article looks at the public health and economic impacts of reductions in traffic speeds. Traffic speed and probability of collisions, pedestrian injury, and pedestrian death are analyzed along with crash-related health system costs. Findings suggest that even small investments in reducing traffic speed lower death rates and result in gains in quality-adjusted life years. However, a before and after sensitivity analysis shows that speed reductions may not impact injury probability which could lead to an increase in costs from severe injuries especially in areas of higher vehicle speeds.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 262-266
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  • Accession Number: 01705771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2019 2:27PM