Road and Traffic Safety: Practices, Role of Human Behavior and Effective Programs


Daniel Hughes (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TEC009140

The disparity between urban and rural motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. is well documented in academic research and reports show discrepancy between urban and rural fatalities. However, despite the decline in overall motor vehicle fatalities, the difference between urban and rural fatality rates has stayed relatively consistent.

Rural fatalities still account for over half the overall fatalities despite having fewer vehicle miles travelled (VMT) than in urban areas. Therefore, examining the reasons behind the continued discrepancy between urban and rural motor vehicle deaths remains an important issue in safety management and research. This book discusses practices, roles of human behavior and effective programs in road and traffic safety. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Closing the Gap in Rural and Urban Road Deaths (pp. 1-22)
Nam P. Nguyen, Lee W. Munnich and Frank Douma (Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Chapter 2 – Traffic Safety at Roundabouts in the Czech Republic (pp. 23-48)
Ivana Mahdalova and Vladislav Krivda (VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Transport Constructions, Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3 – SISVOD: Sensing and Intervention System on Vehicles Travelling in the Opposite Direction (pp. 49-74)
Julián F. Conesa Pastor (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain)

Chapter 4 – Alcohol-Related Road Traffic Injuries in Croatia (pp. 75-88)
Eduard Missoni (Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, Vukeliæeva, Zagreb, Croatia)


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