The economic, medical and social costs of road traffic crashes in rural north Queensland: a 5-year multi-phase study

Veitch, Craig, Sheehan, Mary C., Turner, Richard, Siskind, Victor, & Pashen, Dennis (2005) The economic, medical and social costs of road traffic crashes in rural north Queensland: a 5-year multi-phase study. In 8th National Rural Health Conference, 10-13th March, 2005, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.


In Queensland in the year 2000, for example, the risk of dying (per capita) in a rural versus urban crash was 4.2 times higher, with resulting costs 2-3 times higher in rural areas compared to urban areas. In response, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) at Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University have designed a program of research to reduce the incidence and economic, medical and social costs of road crashes in Northern Queensland through the development and implementation of tailored road safety interventions.

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ID Code: 6910
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: rural, road crash, safety, interventions
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:14

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