The Handbook of Road Safety Measures

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures
  • Author : Rune Elvik,Truls Vaa,Alena Hoye,Michael Sorensen
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 1137
  • Relase : 2009-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781848552500

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures Book Review:

Contains summaries of the knowledge regarding the effects of 128 road safety measures. This title covers various areas of road safety including: traffic control; vehicle inspection; driver training; publicity campaigns; police enforcement; and, general policy instruments. It also covers topics such as post-accident care, and speed cameras.

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures
  • Author : Rune Elvik,Truls Vaa
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 1102
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060065243

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures Book Review:

Road safety can be improved. This book tells you how to do it. It is a catalogue of more than 100 road safety measures whose effect have been evaluated and quantified in studies made all over the world. The results of more than 1,700 road safety evaluation studies are summarised in this book. It covers the whole spectrum of road safety measures, ranging from highway engineering and traffic control, through vehicle design, driver training, public information campaigns and police enforcement. - An unprecedented breadth of coverage - State of the art information - A systematic and easy to use reference manual

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2019-01-10
  • ISBN : 9789241565684

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 Book Review:

The Global status report on road safety 2018 launched by WHO in December 2018 highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years.The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians cyclists and motorcyclists in particular those living in developing countries. The report suggests that the price paid for mobility is too high especially because proven measures exist. Drastic action is needed to put these measures in place to meet any future global target that might be set and save lives.

Traffic Incident Management Handbook

Traffic Incident Management Handbook
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 108
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : NWU:35556031828445

Traffic Incident Management Handbook Book Review:

Intended to assist agencies responsible for incident management activities on public roadways to improve their programs and operations.Organized into three major sections: Introduction to incident management; organizing, planning, designing and implementing an incident management program; operational and technical approaches to improving the incident management process.

ITF Research Reports Sharing Road Safety Developing an International Framework for Crash Modification Functions

ITF Research Reports Sharing Road Safety Developing an International Framework for Crash Modification Functions
  • Author : International Transport Forum
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2012-11-08
  • ISBN : 9789282103760

ITF Research Reports Sharing Road Safety Developing an International Framework for Crash Modification Functions Book Review:

The report serves as a guide to how research results can be shared internationally. It provides checklist for systematic review of road safety studies and a framework for standardising methodology.

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention
  • Author : Organisation mondiale de la santé,Peden M.,World Health Organization,World Bank,Scurfield R.,Sleet D.,C. Mathers,E. Jarawan,A. A. Hyder,Mohan D.,Hyder A. A.,Jarawan E.
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2004-03-23
  • ISBN : 9789241562607

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention Book Review:

Every day, thousands of people are killed and injured on roads around the world, with the costs of this growing, but largely preventable, public health concern disproportionately affecting vulnerable social groups and developing countries. In order to address these issues, the World Health Organization and the World Bank have produced this joint report on road traffic injury prevention, based on the collaborative contributions of experts and institutions, from all continents and different sectors, including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society. It presents a comprehensive overview of the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes.

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual
  • Author : Dinesh Mohan,M. Khayesi,G. Tiwari,Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,F. M. Nafukho
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Pages : 127
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9789241546751

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual Book Review:

Road traffic collisions kill about 1.2 million people around the world every year but they are largely neglected as a health and development issue, perhaps because they are still viewed by many as being beyond human control. Efforts to prevent road traffic injuries are hampered by a lack of human capacity. Policy-makers, researchers and practitioners need information on effective prevention measure and on how to develop, implement and evaluate such interventions. There is a need to train more specialists in road traffic injury prevention in order to address the growing problem of road traffic injuries at international levels.

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013
  • Author : World Health Organization. Violence and Injury Prevention,World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 9789241564564

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 Book Review:

This report provides legislation data last updated in 2011 and fatality data updated for 2010.

The Vision Zero Handbook

The Vision Zero Handbook
  • Author : Karin Edvardsson Björnberg,Sven Ove Hansson,Matts-Åke Belin,Claes Tingvall
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 1233
  • Relase : 2023-01-01
  • ISBN : 9783030765057

The Vision Zero Handbook Book Review:

This open access handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of Vision Zero, an innovative policy on public road safety developed in Sweden. Covering all the major topics of the subject, the book starts out with a thorough examination of the philosophy, ideas and principles behind Vision Zero. It looks at conditions for the effectiveness of the policy, principles of safety and responsibility as well as critique on the policy. Next, the handbook focuses on how the Vision Zero ideas have been received and implemented in various legislations and countries worldwide. It takes into account the way Vision Zero is looked at in the context of international organizations such as the WHO, the UN, and the OECD. This allows for a comparison of systems, models and effects. The third part of the handbook discusses the management and leadership aspects, including ISO standards, equity issues, other goals for traffic and transportation, and opportunities for the car industry. Part four delves into tools, technologies and organizational measures that contribute to the implementation of Vision Zero in road traffic. Examples of specific elements discussed are urban and rural road designs, human factor designs, and avoiding drunk and distracted driving. The final part of the handbook offers perspectives on the transfer of Vision Zero policy to other areas, ranging from air traffic to suicide prevention and nuclear energy. Vision Zero is a public road safety policy including both a long-term goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured as a consequence of accidents in road traffic and a safety principle stating that the design and function of the road transport system shall be adapted to meet the requirements that follow from that goal. It is a new road safety paradigm which has resulted in new types of responsibilities among stakeholders, technological innovations, and new strategies and organizational measures to achieve a safe system. The road safety work based on Vision Zero has shown promising results, and although Sweden has not yet reached a safe system, the number of fatalities and severe injuries has decreased substantially. This is an open access book.

Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety

Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety
  • Author : Christina Rudin-Brown,Samantha Jamson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 471
  • Relase : 2013-05-24
  • ISBN : 9781439856673

Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety Book Review:

Despite being an accepted construct in traffic and transport psychology, the precise nature of behavioural adaptation, including its causes and consequences, has not yet been established within the road safety community. A comprehensive collection of recent literature, Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety: Theory, Evidence, and Action explores behavioural adaptation in road users. It examines behavioural adaptation within the context of historical and theoretical perspectives, and puts forth tangible—and practical—solutions that can effectively address adverse behavioural adaptation to road safety interventions before it occurs. Edited by Christina Rudin-Brown and Samantha Jamson, with chapters authored by leading road safety experts in driver psychology and behaviour, the book introduces the concept of behavioural adaptation and details its more relevant issues. It reviews the definition of behavioural adaptation that was put forward by the OECD in 1990 and then puts this definition through its paces, identifying where it may be lacking and how it might be improved. This sets the context for the remaining chapters which take the OECD definition as their starting points. The book discusses the various theories and models of behavioural adaptation and more general theories of driver behaviour developed during the last half century. It provides examples of the "evidence" for behavioural adaptation—instances in which behavioural adaptation arose as a consequence of the introduction of safety countermeasures. The book then focuses on the internal, "human" element and considers countermeasures that might be used to limit the development of behavioural adaptation in various road user groups. The book concludes with practical tools and methodologies to address behavioural adaptation in research and design, and to limit the potential negative effects before they happen. Supplying easy-to-understand, accessible solutions that can be implemented early on in a road safety intervention’s design or conception phase, the chapters represent the most extensive compilation of literature relating to behavioural adaptation and its consequences since the 1990 OECD report. The book brings together earlier theories of behavioural adaptation with more recent theories in the area and combines them with practical advice, methods, and tangible solutions that can minimise the potential negative impact of behavioural adaptation on road user safety and address it before it occurs. It is an essential component of any road safety library, and should be of particular relevance to researchers, practitioners, designers, and policymakers who are interested in maximizing safety while at the same time encouraging innovation and excellence in road transport-related design.

Handbook of Traffic Psychology

Handbook of Traffic Psychology
  • Author : Bryan E. Porter
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 536
  • Relase : 2011-06-22
  • ISBN : 0123819857

Handbook of Traffic Psychology Book Review:

The Handbook of Traffic Psychology covers all key areas of research in this field including theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce risk on roadways. Comprehensive in scope, the methodology section includes case-control studies, self-report instruments and methods, field methods and naturalistic observational techniques, instrumented vehicles and in-car recording techniques, modeling and simulation methods, in vivo methods, clinical assessment, and crash datasets and analyses. Experienced researchers will better understand what methods are most useful for what kinds of studies and students can better understand the myriad of techniques used in this discipline. Focuses specifically on traffic, as opposed to transport Covers all key areas of research in traffic psychology including theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce the risk of variables and behavior Contents include how to conduct traffic research and how to analyze data Contributors come from more than 10 countries, including US, UK, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Turkey, France, Finland, Norway, Israel, and South Africa

ITF Research Reports Cycling, Health and Safety

ITF Research Reports Cycling, Health and Safety
  • Author : International Transport Forum
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2013-12-19
  • ISBN : 9789282105955

ITF Research Reports Cycling, Health and Safety Book Review:

This report of the International Transport Forum's Cycling Safety Working Group monitors international trends in cycling, safety and policy, and explores options that may help decision makers design safe environments for cycling.

Traffic Safety and Human Behavior

Traffic Safety and Human Behavior
  • Author : David Shinar
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 1264
  • Relase : 2017-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781787146334

Traffic Safety and Human Behavior Book Review:

This comprehensive 2nd edition covers the key issues that relate human behavior to traffic safety. In particular it covers the increasing roles that pedestrians and cyclists have in the traffic system; the role of infotainment in driver distraction; and the increasing role of driver assistance systems in changing the driver-vehicle interaction.

Best Practices in Road Safety

Best Practices in Road Safety
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 59
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : OCLC:912943568

Best Practices in Road Safety Book Review:

Best Practices in Road Safety

Best Practices in Road Safety
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 3845455632

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Towards Zero Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach

Towards Zero Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach
  • Author : International Transport Forum
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2008-09-23
  • ISBN : 9789282101964

Towards Zero Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach Book Review:

This report takes stock of recent developments and initiatives to meet increasingly ambitious road safety targets, and constitutes a major international review of progress in developing Safe System approaches, now adopted in a small number of countries.

Handbook of Road Safety Research

Handbook of Road Safety Research
  • Author : Geoffrey Grime
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 149
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : UOM:39015012007673

Handbook of Road Safety Research Book Review:

Observational Before-after Studies in Road Safety: Estimating the Effect of Highway and Traffic Engineering Measures on Road Safety

Observational Before-after Studies in Road Safety: Estimating the Effect of Highway and Traffic Engineering Measures on Road Safety
  • Author : Ezra Hauer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : OCLC:173303803

Observational Before-after Studies in Road Safety: Estimating the Effect of Highway and Traffic Engineering Measures on Road Safety Book Review:

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2015-12-17
  • ISBN : 9789241565066

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 Book Review:

"The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low-income countries. In the last three years, 17 countries have aligned at least one of their laws with best practice on seat-belts, drink-driving, speed, motorcycle helmets or child restraints. While there has been progress towards improving road safety legislation and in making vehicles safer, the report shows that the pace of change is too slow. Urgent action is needed to achieve the ambitious target for road safety reflected in the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020. Made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this report is the third in the series, and provides a snapshot of the road safety situation globally, highlighting the gaps and the measures needed to best drive progress."--Publisher's description.

CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 1

CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 1
  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2018-03-01
  • ISBN : 9789292610951

CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 1 Book Review:

Research indicates that up to 28% of crashes are due to the road environment. The most important objective of road safety audit is to minimize crashes, and to minimize the severity of any crashes that may occur on a new road project. The series of CAREC road safety engineering manuals came from the endorsement of the CAREC Road Safety Strategy 2017–2030 by member countries. The strategy supports and encourages CAREC authorities to plan, design, construct, and maintain safe roads. This manual also explains the road safety audit process as it can apply in CAREC road projects. It provides information about the audit process for those who undertake the audits (practitioners) and for those who manage the audit process (policy makers).