Road Traffic Injuries: Hidden Epidemic in Less Developed Countries. INTERVENTIONS – Part 3

Additional Options Interventions that limit exposure to risk, such as building regulated mass transit systems, improving efficient land use, restricting motor vehicles and providing shorter routes for cyclists and pedestrians, should also be explored. The latter measure is extremely important for reducing risk to pedestrians who typically cross through traffic rather than use pedestrian bridges…

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Road Traffic Injuries: Hidden Epidemic in Less Developed Countries. INTERVENTIONS

In this section, we discuss interventions that have been proven effective in reducing RTI morbidity and mortality in HICs (Table 3) and examine their potential applicability to developing countries. Current interventions, barriers to implementation, intervention effectiveness and good practice examples in some developing countries are also highlighted to demonstrate what can be achieved even in…

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Road Traffic Injuries: Hidden Epidemic in Less Developed Countries

INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization (WHO) produced its first authoritative report on the problem of road traffic injuries (RTIs) more than 40 years ago. In 1974, Resolution WHA27.59 was passed by the World Health Assembly, declaring RTIs “a major public health issue” and calling on member states to address it. Nevertheless, implementation of programs has…

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