PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC INJURIES IN MEXICO: A COUNTRY UPDATE

Motor vehicle traffic injuries in Mexico affect four distinct populations: the occupants of motor vehicle, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. Road traffic injuries are a major public health problem in the country; approximately 17,500 deaths were caused in Mexico in 2000 by traffic crashes, an estimated 54% of those were pedestrians. This paper discusses the different approaches used in Mexico to identify the magnitude of the problem, with a focus on pedestrians. The paper also focused on the importance of the location of the crash and identified dangerous crossings, and the absence of pedestrian bridges, as well as negative perceptions of road safety by pedestrians.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

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  • Authors:
    • Hijar, M
    • Vazquez-Vela, E
    • Arreola-Risa, C
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM