Using results of studies going back to 1952, the author shows the upward trend in fatality and casualty rates per vehicle in developing countries. Road accidents cost approximately 1% of developing countries gross national product. Mention is made of the work by the Overseas Unit TRRL and the World Health Organisation to assess the overall problem of road safety in the third world. As most accidents result from human error, the author emphasises the need for constructing a safe road environment, for enforcing laws, and for using social and economic means to obtain better behaviour. Recommendations put forward at the World Health Organisation conference on Road Traffic Accidents in Developing Countries in Mexico, 1981, are quoted. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Permanent International Association of Road Congr

    2 Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
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  • Authors:
    • BRIDLE, R J
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 63-74

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM