ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES IN THAILAND: TRENDS, SELECTED UNDERLYING DETERMINANTS AND STATUS OF INTERVENTION

This paper reviews trends, underlying determinants and interventions in road traffic injuries in Thailand. As the country has become more and more motorized, injuries and deaths from road traffic crashes have become a major public health and socioeconomic problem. The paper analyzes: hospital based data compiled by the Ministry of Public Health; police data compiled by the National Police Office; and highway data compiled by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The results are analyzed in following categories: patterns and trends of road accidents; economic loss; underlying determinants. Recognized is the fragmented structure of road safety authorities that severely complicates collaboration and coordination. The paper recognizes the need for a broad coalition of stakeholders to catalyze policy action.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

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  • Authors:
    • SURIYAWONGPAISAL, P
    • Kanchanasut, S
  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 95-104
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2003 12:00AM