About this Research Topic
Healthy transport is the wider issue that links road safety with public health. The later two are linked by factors related to the roads, such as the speed and volume of traffic, that can cause traffic injuries and road safety activities might have an unintended negative impact on wider health.
More specifically, Traffic Safety has been internationally recognized as a primary strategic goal in many societies. Traffic safety concept is not limited to the reduction of road accidents issue. Traffic safety issue should be considered as a national issue as it is strongly related to all aspects of life and has a close link with the protection and sustaining the natural environment.
Increasing traffic safety is an important political and social goal. Road safety comprises the three pillars of “Engineering, Enforcement, and Education”. Both public health and road safety teams have access to data and evidence. Sharing this can improve the effectiveness of actions and set evidence based objectives. Joint evaluations can identify whether activities are having an impact across a broad range of health issues.
Cities can do much to improve the quality of health and life for residents, not least in the areas of road safety and security. In addition to road safety for motor vehicle operators, this encompasses road safety for cyclist and pedestrians, which is an issue of growing importance in sustainable cities. Improving road transport and its future challenges is an important target for legislation, police, city planners, and policymakers.
The aim of this Research Topic is to present a international experiences concerning traffic safety issue. We have previously suggested a number of solutions to improve traffic safety and reduce facilities. We aim , therefore, to collect multidisciplinary research outcomes that address the relation between traffic safety and various factors that impact safety such as: road networks' engineering, management and control of the traffic system, planning and strategies, transportation systems, citizens' education, knowledge and behavior.
Keywords: Traffic accident research, Traffic control, Road safety, Injury prevention, Education, Enforcement, Engineering, Causes of accidents
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