From accident studies carried out by TRRL it has been shown that as many as three-fifths of road accident casualties could be prevented. Improvements in the road environment and vehicle safety (including seat belts) in conjunction with measures to influence road users, all help to reduce injury and prevent accidents. Although a gradual reduction in accident rate is noted, a different climate of opinion is needed for radical change, such as a greater awareness of risks. Although Britain's road accident fatality rate compares well with similar countries, increasing population and highway traffic means that more people are at risk. Further developments are needed to ensure a continuing reduction in accident rate. /TRRL/

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-28

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1199-01
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 6146
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM