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Transport Planning & Traffic Safety

Making Cities, Roads, & Vehicles Safer

Edited by: Geetam Tiwari , Dinesh Mohan

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498751452
eBook ISBN: 9781498751476
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In recognition of the importance of road safety as a major health issue, the World Health Organization has declared 2011-2021 the Decade of Safety Action. Several countries in Europe, North America, and Asia have been successful in reducing fatalities and injuries due to road traffic crashes. However, many low-income countries continue to experience high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries.

Transport Planning and Traffic Safety: Making Cities, Roads, and Vehicles Safer offers a source book for road safety training courses as well as an introductory textbook for graduate-level courses on road safety taught in engineering institutes. It brings together the international experiences and lessons learned from countries which have been successful in reducing traffic crashes and their applicability in low-income countries. The content is based on lectures delivered during an international course on transportation planning and traffic safety, sponsored annually by the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The book is interdisciplinary and aimed at professionals?traffic and road engineers, vehicle designers, law enforcers, and transport planners. The authors examine trends in performance of OECD countries and highlight the public health and systems approach of traffic safety with the vulnerable road user in focus. Topics include land use (transportation planning, mobility, and safety), safety education and legislation, accident analysis, road safety research, human tolerance to injury, vehicle design, safety in construction zones, safety in urban areas, traffic calming, public transportation, safety laws and policies, and pre-hospital care of the injured.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Understanding the Road Safety Performance of OECD Countries Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Road Traffic Injury as a Public Health Problem Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Public Health Burden of Road Traffic Injuries Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Land Use-Transportation Planning, Mobility and Safety Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Safety Promotion: Education and Legislation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Recording of Traffic Crashes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Traffic Conflict Techniques: Some Data to Supplement Accident Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Statistical Considerations in Road Safety Research Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Speed and its Effects on Road Traffic Crashes Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Human Tolerance to Injury: Role of Biomechanics and Ergonomics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Safer Vehicle Design Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Risk Evaluation and Road Safety Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Investigating Driving Failures and Their Factors by In-Depth Accident Studies: The Example of Powered Two-Wheelers Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Human Body Models Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Highway Safety in India Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Highway Construction Zone Safety Audit Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Road Safety in Urban Areas Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Urban Safety and Mobility Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Urban Safety and Traffic Calming Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Public Transport and Safety Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Road Safety Management from the National to the Local Level Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Road Safety Law and Policy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Pre-Hospital Care of the Injured Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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