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Traffic Safety

  • Book
  • B-864
Published September 13, 2005 by Science Serving Society in United States
Traffic Safety
Language:
  • English
Pages:
  • 464 pages

Traffic Safety applies the methods of science to better understand one of the worlds major problems -- harm in road traffic. It goes to the heart of the problem, with unconstrained analyses and identification of more effective countermeasures.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Data sources
  • Overview of traffic fatalities
  • Vehicle mass and size
  • Environment, roadway, and vehicle
  • Gender, age, and alcohol effects on survival
  • Older drivers
  • Driver performance
  • Driver behavior
  • Alcohol
  • Occupant protection
  • Airbag benefits, airbag costs
  • Measures to improve traffic safety
  • How you can reduce your risk
  • The dramatic failure of US safety policy
  • Vision for a safer tomorrow