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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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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Children in virtual traffic testing situations – can we approximate real traffic situations?

Young children are developmentally very bad at traffic safety. This was early demonstrated by Swedish researcher Stina Sandels in the 1960’s. In her groundbreaking studies where she studied children’s behaviour in traffic situations, she came to the conclusion that children under the age of 12 are developmentally unable to handle traffic in a safe way. […]

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