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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: pavements, life, evaluation, economic
Number of Pages: 117
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 926400856X
ISBN-13: 9789264008564

In many nations with mature road networks, new road construction typically accounts for around half of the national road budgets, with most of the remainder spent on maintenance of existing roads. This report assesses the economic and technical feasibility of innovative wearing courses for long life road pavements. While having higher initial costs, such wearing courses have the potential to dramatically reduce recurrent road maintenance requirements and user costs and could also reduce overall costs significantly.
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Author: Dinesh Mohan
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: training, manual, prevention, injury, traffic, road
Number of Pages: 127
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9241546751
ISBN-13: 9789241546751

Road traffic collisions kill about 1.2 million people around the world every year but they are largely neglected as a health and development issue, perhaps because they are still viewed by many as being beyond human control. Efforts to prevent road traffic injuries are hampered by a lack of human capacity. Policy-makers, researchers and practitioners need information on effective prevention measure and on how to develop, implement and evaluate such interventions. There is a need to train more specialists in road traffic injury prevention in order to address the growing problem of road traffic
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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: time, action, safety, road, status, report, global
Number of Pages: 299
Published: 2009-09-30
ISBN-10: 9241563842
ISBN-13: 9789241563840

"Over 1.2 million people die each year on the world' roads, and between 20 and 50 million suffer non-fatal injuries. In most regions of the world this epidemic of road traffic injuries is still increasing. In the past five years most countries have endorsed the recommendations of the World report on road traffic injury prevention which give guidance on how countries can implement a comprehensive approach to improving road safety and reducing the death toll on their roads. To date, however, there has been no global assessment of road safety that indicates the extent to which this approach is be
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Author: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: vision, roads, safety
Number of Pages: 126
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 9264196005
ISBN-13: 9789264196001

Approximately 125 000 people die every year on the roads of OECD countries. In other words, one road crash victim dies every four minutes. The real tragedy is that, to a large extent, these crashes and the resultant deaths and injuries could be prevented.The argument for road safety investment is not simply an emotional one. Road crashes represent a serious economic burden: their cost is estimated to represent up to 4% of GDP in some countries. Fatalities across OECD countries could be halved if all governments were fully committed to improving road safety by implementing and enforcing best pr
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: vision, roads, safety
Number of Pages: 126
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 9264196811
ISBN-13: 9789264196810

Approximately 125 000 people die every year on the roads of OECD countries. In other words, one road crash victim dies every four minutes. The real tragedy is that, to a large extent, these crashes and the resultant deaths and injuries could be prevented.The argument for road safety investment is not simply an emotional one. Road crashes represent a serious economic burden: their cost is estimated to represent up to 4% of GDP in some countries. Fatalities across OECD countries could be halved if all governments were fully committed to improving road safety by implementing and enforcing best pr
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Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: quality, assurance, matter, transport, sustainable, safe
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9282113035
ISBN-13: 9789282113035

Road safety is generally a mixture of three components, namely, the road, the vehicle and the driver, or, as also referred to by the ECMT, the infrastructure, the vehicle and human behaviour. Promotion of road safety is more and more possible only through a larger scope of interest -- environment, sustainability, and quality of life. In the future, an efficient road transport system should provide a safe and sustainable accessibility. The idea of organising a seminar came from a presentation by a Swedish representative of the "Vision Zero" programme, adopted by the Swedish Parliament in autumn
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Author: Dominique Van de Walle
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: reduce, poverty, investments, road, rural, choosing
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2000
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:BHYU

A change in the transport sector's current approach to selecting rural road investments is warranted. A proposed approach builds on some of the poverty-focused "hybrid" methods found in recent rural road appraisals, recognizing that an important share of the benefits to the poor from rural roads cannot be measured in monetary terms.
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