Authors: M Bertin-Jones Published: 15 Jan 2010

Abstract

In 1999, the estimation of fatalities in road crashes worldwide was 800,000 per year, forecast to grow to between 1.1 and 1.2 million in 2010 and to between 1.3 and 1.4 million by the year 2020 (Silcock, 2003). Specific time-proven strategies like databases or black spots are being introduced worldwide, but to no avail. But in the same undeveloped countries, with the same people, the level of safety in other modes of transport, like air or maritime, is improving every year. It looks as if in road transport we are doing something wrong, and more of the same old recipes will not be the answer.
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