Road safety and international visitors in Australia: looking beyond the tip of the iceberg
Wilks, Jeffrey & Watson, Barry C. (1998) Road safety and international visitors in Australia: looking beyond the tip of the iceberg. Travel Medicine International, 16(5), pp. 194-198.
Motor vehicle crashes consistently emerge from the travel medicine literature as the most common cause of injury and death for tourists. Yet there has been very little empirical research into the factors contributing to such crashes, and even less attention to the social and economic consequences of non-fatal crashes among tourists. Some reasons are offered for this neglected area of travel medicine, and Australian data is presented to illustrate the scale of the issue.
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