Study details relative effects of road safety initiatives in reducing crashes

A scientific journal has shared details of an in-depth study into the effects of interventions for preventing road traffic crashes by analysing a series of reviews over a number of years.

BMC Public Health identified 35 systematic reviews from high-income countries which found that improving the sobriety of drivers was a key factor in reducing collisions.

They also found speed cameras consistently reduced road traffic collisions effectively as an intervention. mass media campaigns led to reductions in crashes of all severities, introducing roundabouts was also effective, but that driver training for people who have already passed their test did not make much of a difference.

Their conclusion was that statistics prove behavioural-based interventions are very effective in reducing road traffic collisions.

Read the full report here.

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