Ethnicity, Deprivation and Road Traffic Injury Risk: A Survey of Risk and Road Safety and Implications for Injury Prevention

This article conducted a survey in five districts which represent the poorest 15% of districts in England and Wales which also have high road traffic collision rates in order to gain insight into the relationship between ethnicity and road safety among adults living in low socioeconomic area. The survey found that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) participants in low socioeconomic areas are significantly more likely to report being injured in a collision as a car occupant, have access to a car in their household and less likely to report that they “always” wear a seat belt in the back of a car compared to the majority population. The data suggests that particular groups, notably Asian British, report relatively high casualty rates, are more likely to have access to a car in their household and are less likely to report “always” wearing a seat belt. More research needs to be done in order to understand the reasons that underpin these observed differences between ethnic groups.

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    • Christie, Nicola
    • Kimberlee, Richard H
    • Lyons, Ronan A
    • Towner, Elizabeth
    • Ward, Heather
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01144174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2009 2:06PM