Brazil’s new child passenger protection law stricter but faulty

The News and Notes section of the August 2010 issue will have a comment on the new Brazilian child restraint law, which went into force last month, aiming at a stricter control over child motor vehicle occupant safety than most such legislation worldwide. It amends the already rigid 1998 Brazilian Traffic Code by not only […]

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Media Reporting of Road Traffic Injury

The editor’s choice paper for the June 2010 issue is “Reporting on Road Traffic Injury: Content Analysis of Injuries and Prevention Opportunities in Ghanaian Newspapers.” The brief report, prepared by Isaac Kofi Yankson and colleagues, is a simple bibliographic analysis of newspaper coverage of road traffic injuries in Ghana […]

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Body Checking and Injury in Youth Hockey

Earlier this year, Carolyn Emery and colleagues published a systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for injury and severe injury in youth ice hockey in Injury Prevention. They found that body checking was identified as a significant risk factor for all injuries (summary rate ratio: 2.45; 95% CI 1.7 to 3.6) and concussion (summary […]

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Applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention

The Editor’s Choice in the April 2010 issue of IP is “A practical approach for applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention,” a special feature authored by Flaura Winston and Lela Jacobsohn, from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention in Philadelphia, USA. In this paper, the authors outline a practical approach for […]

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Drunk Pedestrians

David Sleet alerted us to this news item from the Telegraph: Romanian street sign warns drivers of ‘drunk pedestrians.’ The red caution signs show an inebriated person on his knees, clutching a bottle. The text apparent reads “Attention – Drunks.” The signs were erected after a number of collisions between motorists and revelers. Other than […]

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Traffic calming assessed by GIS

In the February 2010 issue of IP, the Editor’s Choice is “Using geographical information systems to assess the equitable distribution of traffic-calming measures: translational research.” This paper by Sarah Rodgers and colleagues complements the Advocacy in Action study currently underway by the same group. In the study, the authors used traffic calming data on almost […]

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