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Road safety problems of developing and developed countries
University of Zimbabwe.
2001 (English)In: Proceedings of the conference Road Safety on Three Continents: International conference in Pretoria, South Africa, 20-22 September 2000 / [ed] Asp, Kenneth, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2001, Vol. 15A, 249-262 p.Conference paper, (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The population of major cities in African and Latin American countries hasmore than doubled over the last twenty years. The population growth hasbrought with it a corresponding increase in vehicle ownership. Despite theincrease in vehicle ownership, developing countries have not embarked uponany meaningful and sustainable transport management programs. In big citiesof developing countries, congestion created by illegal parking, hawkers, andstreet vendors trying to make a living in the face of harsh economic reformshave all contributed to transportation safety problems. Accident rates indeveloping countries have been estimated to be 20 - 30 times higher than inEuropean countries. The escalating vehicle accident rates have created heavydrain on the economies of the developing countries, which continue to importtransportation components using their scarce foreign exchange reserves. Theneed for effective transportation management backed by research cannottherefore be over-emphasised. The paper discusses the accident rates for somedeveloped and developing countries and attempts to identify areas forresearch. Accident fatality rates in developing countries have been comparedwith those in developed countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2001. Vol. 15A, 249-262 p.
Series
VTI konferens, ISSN 1104-7267 ; 15A
Keyword [en]
Developing countries, Accident rate, Characteristics, Fatality, Vehicle ownership, Road user
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Other Health Sciences
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 812 Road: Collation of accident statistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4928OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4928DiVA: diva2:673757
Conference
Road Safety Three Continents in Pretoria, South Africa, 20-22 September 2000
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-09-24Bibliographically approved

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