Traffic Accidents and Safety: New Research

Garrett Bowman (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
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Traffic accidents (TAs) represent a significant public health issue and are associated with behavioral factors, vehicles safeties and conditions of the urban spaces. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, road crashes are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. There are many studies showing that children and adolescents may suffer significant and long-lasting psychosocial consequences following TAs. Countless research has been conducted during the last decades aiming to investigate the relationship between driver behavior and road features. This book provides new research on traffic accidents and safety. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Traffic Accidents: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Psychosocial and Neuroendocrine Impact on Children and Adolescents
G. Kolaitis, P. Pervanidou, G. Giannakopoulos, and G.P. Chrousos (Department of Child Psychiatry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2. Motorcycles: Accidents, Performance and Safety
Carlos Górios, Cintia Leci Rodrigues, Rodrigo de Eston Armond, and Jane de Eston Armond (Orthopedic Clinic Jardim City, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Evaluation of Motorcycle Riders’ Behavior with Global Positioning System Technology
Panagiotis V. Lemonakis, George N. Botzoris, Nikolaos E. Eliou, and Theodoros E. Karakasidis (Research Associate, University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering, Greece, and others)

Chapter 4. Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Motorcycle Injury Severity in the United States
Deogratias Eustace and Sunanda Dissanayake (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA, and others)

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