International comparability of road safety data

Many countries compare the level of their road safety with other countries as an impulse for developing road safety policy. This, however, is by no means easy. The absolute numbers of crashes or casualties can not just simply be compared, but must be related to the numbers of inhabitants of a country or to the numbers of kilometres travelled. The definitions of crashes, road deaths, injury severity, and road types differ somewhat, as do the ways in which the data is gathered. Presently several international projects attempt to harmonize data and make definitions comparable. These projects must result in comparisons of a higher quality. (A) (The title of the Dutch version of this fact sheet is: 'Internationale vergelijkbaarheid van verkeersveiligheidsgegevens').

  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Pagination: 9p
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    • Publisher: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

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  • Accession Number: 01060882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 1:23PM