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Hyder AA, Allen KA, Di Pietro G, Adriazola CA, Sobel R, Larson K, Peden MM. Am. J. Public Health 2012; 102(6): 1061-1067.


Adnan A. Hyder and Katharine A. Allen are with the International Injury Research Unit, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Gayle Di Pietro is with the Global Road Safety Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland. Claudia A. Adriazola is with the World Resources Institute, Washington, DC. Rochelle Sobel is with the Association for Safe International Road Transport, Rockville, MD. Kelly Larson is with Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York, NY. Margie Peden is with the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.


(Copyright © 2012, American Public Health Association)






Yearly, more than 1.2 million people are killed by road traffic injuries (RTIs) around the globe, and another 20 to 50 million are injured. The global burden of RTIs is predicted to rise. We explored the need for concerted action for global road safety and propose characteristics of an effective response to the gap in addressing RTIs. We propose that a successful response includes domains such as strong political will, capacity building, use of evidence-based interventions, rigorous evaluation, increased global funding, multisectoral action, and sustainability. We also present a case study of the global Road Safety in 10 Countries project, which is a new, 5-year, multipartner initiative to address the burden of RTIs in 10 low- and middle-income countries. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print April 19, 2012: e1-e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300563).

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