Globally with 1.25 million deaths and up to 50 million person injured and disabled annually there are over 3500 deaths every day on roads, equivalent to a 911 Twin towers tragedy or 10 jumbo jet airplane crashes every single day, 365 days a year but road crashes remain a “silent plague” in many Low and Middle Income Countries...Read more
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Background Road crashes are a major social and economic problem around the world and many stakeholders are engaged in trying to improve the situation. In the autumn of 2009, Ministers and stakeholders from all over the world approved the Moscow Declaration on Road Safety (First Global UN Ministerial Conference on Road Safety). Within 2 years this matter was...Read more
Friends and colleagues, Welcome to the International road safety centre (IRSC) and this, my first blog from IRSC. As some of you will know, setting up IRSC and its activities has taken a little longer than we expected but we are now getting there. We have started some advisory activities already and expect to be fully...Read more
Crashes have multiple contributory factors but it is often clear that there are some parts of every road network where there is an unusually high frequency of road crashes. These dangerous locations are often called " blackspots" and the identification, analysis and treatment of such Black Spots is a well proven method for reducing the...Read more
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