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Special Session: Suicide In Road Traffic
Swedish Transport Administration.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the period 2012-2016 a total of 1456 persons were killed in Swedish road traffic, naturaldeaths excluded. 143 of these fatalities were classified as suicides. This means that 10 percent (143 of1 456) of the road traffic fatalities were suicides. This has been established by using a method forsuicide and accident classification that has been developed by The Swedish Transport Administration, The Swedish Transport Agency and The National Board of Forensic Medicine.

In September 2016 the Swedish government presented a new launch of the Vision Zero. Thegovernment stated that suicides in the traffic system is a problem that has to be addressed within thetraffic safety work. Preventive measures in order to reduce all fatalities in road traffic, intentional oraccidental, is in line with the Vision Zero.

In Korea 4621 persons were killed in road crashes in 2015. How many of these fatalities that in factwere hidden suicides are somewhat uncertain. However Korea is the country with the highest suiciderate among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).According to OECD statistic, 28.7 suicides per 100000 inhabitants occurred in 2013. This can becompared with 12.3 suicides per 100000 inhabitants in Sweden.

A special session will discuss suicide in road traffic. Four speakers will present topics regardingsuicide and suicide in road traffic in Korea and Sweden. The session will include information on howsuicide in road traffic can be assessed and what can be done to prevent these fatalities. Eachpresentation should be 15 minutes followed by 3 minutes of question and answer. This will allow for adiscussion at the end of the session that can be approximately 15 minutes.

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Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2018.
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Infrastructure Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-13026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-13026DiVA, id: diva2:1206047
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18th International Conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C 2018), Jeju Island, South Korea, May 16-18, 2018
Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2018-05-25Bibliographically approved

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