Road safety: modelling a global phenomenon

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Publication Type:
Research Report 141

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Release Date:
February 2014

This report provides an overview of the different patterns of road fatality and injury rates in 21 countries, and their determinants.

The main result of the study are models of road fatality rates as a function of seat belt wearing rates, enforcement activities regarding speed (using speed cameras) and alcohol (with random breath testing), and economic influences (principally unemployment). Experience from around the world also shows that laws lowering speed limits and legal blood alcohol limits are effective in saving lives.

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