Roadway Tragedies: When Will the Madness End?

[Angy El-Khatib] This post is from guest blogger Bethesda Yohannes. Bethesda is an intern at the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, United States. She is currently a second year undergradute student in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University.  As the journey to reduce traffic-related fatalities continues, more […]

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There’s strength in numbers when it comes to injury prevention

This week marks the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week. As noted on the website, the focus is on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in […]

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Pondering the peanutabout…..

I read the StreetsBlogUSA post Study: Diagonal Intersections are Especially Dangerous for Cyclists today with great interest, for a number of reasons that I thought I would share with you. Firstly, there is no doubt that cyclists are a vulnerable road user group, and that particular segments of road are more problematic for cyclists. The research cited […]

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Meet Graham and Almost Impossible Cancer Spaghetti: The intersection between injury prevention and the arts

“The artist is distinguished from all other responsible actors in society — the politicians, legislators, educators, and scientists — by the fact that he is his own test tube, his own laboratory, working according to very rigorous rules, however unstated these may be, and cannot allow any consideration to supersede his responsibility to reveal all […]

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Fatality Free Friday | Road Safety | Australia

Today is #FatalityFreeFriday. Lets aim for ZERO #fatalities every day #roadsafety #TowardsZero pic.twitter.com/g47E00aFEh — CARRS-Q (@CARRS_Q) May 26, 2016 Fatality Free Friday is an initiative that started in Australia in 2007, and the campaign has continued to expand its operation and is now recognised as Australia’s only national community based road safety program. Road safety is […]

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On advocacy: championing young driver safety

Image: Teen driver CC BY 2.0   [SB] In this post, public health consultant Dr Sarah J Jones (follow her on Twitter @GDLSarahJones), an advocate for better safety for young drivers and all who share the roads with them, shares her experiences on her efforts to advocate for Graduated Driver Licencing in the UK. In her previous […]

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Botswana reflections: on learning the ABCs

I am currently in Botswana: a landlocked southern-African country of roughly two million people. I grew up here, and it is a place that I consider one of the most beautiful in the world (particularly the Okavango Delta – a bucket list destination for wildlife). The country and its people were beautifully portrayed in this music […]

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“Drive Your Bike, Don’t Just Ride It”

Last week, I wrote a short blog highlighting a publication in this month’s issue of Injury Prevention which stressed the need to gather “better” data as a step towards improving future bicycle safety endeavors. This week, I am absolutely delighted to introduce a guest blog by someone who is equally passionate and enthusiastic about data […]

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Concern for prehospital care/ambulance services

I spent last week travelling in Adjumani district (located in Northern Uganda) as part of an exercise in improving the quality of immunization data through support supervision and mentor-ship. This required us as a team to visit as many of the health facilities in the district as possible. Due to the limited sources of our […]

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