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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures

By Rune Elvik (Edited by), Truls Vaa (Edited by), Alena Erke (Edited by), Michael Sorensen (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 1009 pages, 2nd Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 16 October 2009
The second edition of the "Handbook of Road Safety Measures" (previously published in 2004) gives state-of-the-art summaries of current knowledge regarding the effects of 128 road safety measures. It covers all areas of road safety including: traffic control; vehicle inspection; driver training; publicity campaigns; police enforcement; and, general policy instruments. With many original chapters revised and several new ones added, extra topics covered in this edition include: post-accident care; DUI legislation and enforcement; environmental zones; and speed cameras.

Table of Contents

Background and Guide to Readers. Literature Survey and Meta-Analysis. Factors Contributing to Road Accidents. Basic Concepts of Road Safety Research. Assessing the Quality of Evaluation Studies. The Contribution of Research to Road Safety Policy-Making. Road Design and Road Equipment. Road Maintenance. Traffic Control. Vehicle design and protective devices. Vehicle and Garage Inspection. Driver Training and Regulation of Professional Drivers. Public Education and Information. Police Enforcement and Sanctions. Post-Accident Care. General-Purpose Policy Instruments. Prelims. Definitions of Technical Terms. List of Abbreviations. Subject Index.


"In summary, an important, timely and useful book that should benefit researchers and practitioners alike" Will Murray, Research Director, Interactive Driving Systems[registered] in a book review in Logistics and Transport Focus. "This handbook offers an enormous amount of information for the interested reader. Furthermore, the reputation of the authors and their approach in this book ensures that this book is a valuable addition to worldwide road safety research. As far as I know, this book has no competitor..." Fred Wegman, Managing Director of SWOV, in a book review published in the European Journal of Transport Infrastructure Research."

EAN: 9781848552500
ISBN: 1848552505
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions: 24.64 x 17.68 x 6.53 centimetres (0.91 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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