FOR TRAFFIC MEDICINE PHYSICIANS THE TRAFFIC SAFETY EQUATION INCLUDES THE ROADWAY AND THE ROADSIDE

Involving physicians in road traffic safety requires the interaction of medically trained professionals, educationalists, legislators, mass media, traffic enforcement personnel and the general community on an individual and a collective basis. Physicians should appreciate the important role they must play in the prevention of traffic injury. The local medical practitioner is an essential member of any total community commitment dedicated to eliminating this major epidemic affecting all mobile modern societies. The physician needs to acquaint himself with the basic techniques of accident analysis and reconstruction and the application of this analysis to local programmes of crash and injury prevention. His knowledge of the problem will take him beyond the basic physics of human occupant kinematics and human tissue injury patterns to the interaction between the moving vehicle and its environment, the roadway and the roadside. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 3-6, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    P.O. Box 222
    Morton Grove, IL  United States  60053
  • Authors:
    • Green, R N
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 419-436
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA, OCTOBER 3-6, 1983. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE MEDICINE

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM