Disability due to road traffic crashes and the management of road safety in developing countries

King, Julie A., King, Mark J., & Hair, Sara A. (2015) Disability due to road traffic crashes and the management of road safety in developing countries. World Transport Policy & Practice, 21(2), pp. 56-63.

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Abstract

Injury as a result of road traffic crashes is one of the most significant public health problems in developing countries. It intersects with disability as a development issue because a substantial proportion of people injured in road traffic crashes experience disability, both short term and long term. While there have been significant steps towards better management of road safety globally, especially in developing countries, the implications for road safety policy and practice of disability due road traffic crashes is not fully appreciated. In particular, qualitative information on the lived experience people with a long term disability as a result of a road traffic crash can inform better road safety policy and practice, as demonstrated in a case study from Thailand. The benefits of better policies and practices are likely to accrue to a wide range of road users, and to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.

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ID Code: 84297
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: disability, road safety, developing countries, management, lived experience, road traffic crash
ISSN: 1352-7614
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
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 18 May 2015 23:31
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 04:51

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