Integrating policy approaches for vulnerable road users
Haworth, Narelle L. (2006) Integrating policy approaches for vulnerable road users. In 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 27-29 September 2006, Gold Coast, Australia.
In road safety circles, pedestrians, pedal cyclists and motorcyclists are often referred to as 'vulnerable road users' because of the high severity of injury that often occurs in impacts between these groups and cars. In many parts of the world, vulnerable road users comprise the bulk of road fatalities (World Health Organization and World Bank, 2004). In 2005, a total of 497 pedestrians, pedal cyclists and motorcyclists were killed on Australian roads, comprising 30.4% of total road crash fatalities (Australian Transport Safety Bureau, 2006). The largest components of this total were motorcyclists (233) and pedestrians (223) with 41 pedal cyclists killed.
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