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Brake the road safety charity - Brake the road safety charity

<b>Brake's vision is a world where people can get around in ways that are safe, green, healthy and fair.</b><p>To help us get there, everyone can sign our …

Volvo develops car-to-car social networking for road safety

Managing Editor<p>Follow:<p>Car maker Volvo is piloting a cloud service for car-to-car communications that can warn drivers of dangerous road conditions. …

Road Safety

So What Exactly Is a 'Road Diet'?

A closer look at what's been called "one of the transportation safety field's greatest success stories."<p>Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced an 18-month campaign to improve road safety across the country. One of the things DOT plans to do is create a guide to "road …

The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."<p>Matts-Åke Belin has a job title that might sound a little foreign to an American ear, but one that’s very important in his home country of Sweden: traffic safety strategist. He holds that …

Brazil, on the road to better safety

Over the past several years, Brazil has shown a commitment to improving road safety with no less than four national programs. These include <b>Parada</b> …

The real cost of road traffic accidents

The cost of road traffic accidents is unfortunately not only the one connected with human trauma, as there is also an enormous economic impact.

RT @Journotopia: Sittwe, western Myanmar. Another road safety sign. http://t.co/txjqWhk4le

How to teach... road safety

The statistics make stark reading. Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is killed in a road crash. Deaths from road accidents are so normalised they rarely make the news, so it's important to remember that every day in the UK seven children on foot or on bikes are killed or seriously …

Dominican Republic looks to law to curb road carnage

From the dirt road that leads to his home, César Teharan steers on to the raucous main street of a Dominican suburb on a 125CC motorbike with his two sons behind him.<p>It is chaos on the street. Shared taxis, often with broken tail-lights, stop indiscriminately to pickup and drop passengers. …

Why are roads one of the world's biggest killers? – podcast transcript

<b>AK</b>: Annie Kelly<p><b>KW</b>: Kevin Watkins<p><b>KMcM</b>: Kate McMahon<p><b>CR</b>: Veronica Raffo<p><b>AK</b> Welcome to the Global Development podcast, I'm Annie Kelly. Today we're going to be asking how the roads have become one of the world's biggest killers. Every year 1.3 million people are killed and a further 50 million injured – …

Traffic accidents: the main cause of aid worker deaths in developing countries

A young aid worker getting ready for her first big move to a developing country might worry about falling ill with malaria, typhoid, or dengue fever, or perhaps being the unfortunate victim of a random act of violence. But of all the potential threats that this aid worker might face in her new …

Road safety across the world: how does it compare? | News | theguardian.com

From the archive, 10 January 1935: Cyclists air their grievances on road safety

Cyclists and their grievances<p>The Cyclists' Touring Club are to hold a general meeting tomorrow, at which two resolutions are to be proposed. One of them censures the Minister of Transport, the other the coroners of England.<p>Mr Hore-Belisha is in trouble because he has expressed the wish to segregate …

Latin America struggling to meet 2020 road deaths target

The family of Susana Suárez, a 35-year-old Venezuelan dentist, are still in shock over her death in a traffic accident in May. She and a friend were killed on their way back from the beach, two more of the 130,000 victims who died on Latin America's roads in 2013.<p>"I wasn't prepared for her death," …

Belarus: Police stage cycle crash in road safety campaign

<b>The fake body of a dead cyclist has been left on the side of a dangerous stretch of road in Belarus as part of a police safety campaign, it appears.</b><p>The scene was set up to look like a hit-and-run, with a mangled cycle and tyre tracks left near the dummy. But officers found only nine people stopped …

Uganda puts pedestrian and cyclist safety first in drive to improve its roads

Sub-Saharan Africa is the most dangerous place in the world to travel by foot. Pedestrians account for 22% (pdf) of road fatalities worldwide; in Africa, this proportion rises to 38%. But these most vulnerable road users are easy for government officials to overlook. Only about a third of low- and …

Road deaths and serious injuries rise as experts fear safety cuts are to blame

Safety campaigners fear cuts are fuelling a rise in road casualties, with the number of people killed or seriously injured sharply increasing in the first six months of this year.<p>Government figures released on Thursday show 6,280 serious casualties from April to June, a 7% rise, and 48,000 total …

CRTC Urges Support for “Leave the Phone Alone” Road Safety Campaign

The CRTC has announced support for the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators’ (CCMTA) “Leave the Phone Alone” road safety awareness …

Road Safety

Britain's drivers think CCTV and speed cameras help with road safety, poll reveals

YouGov survey conducted for ITV documentary on Britain's car crashes shows the nation favours having CCTV and speed cameras regarding road safety<p>No matter how much we complain about speed cameras, it appears that when push comes to shove, we would rather have them than not at all.<p>Almost half of</b> …

Road Safety

Figure for child road deaths and serious injuries rises for first time in 20 years

The annual figure for child deaths and serious injuries on the roads has risen for the first time in 20 years. The number of children under 16 killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Britain’s roads in the year ending in September increased by 3% compared with the 12 months to September 2013, …

Road safety: cyclists are not the only ones at risk on our cities' streets

Five cyclist killed in two weeks on London's roads calls for action, as your article ("Two weeks, five deaths, more grief: do we need to find a smarter way to protect our cyclists?", News, last week) and the comment by Christian Wolmar rightly seek.<p>In reducing road deaths in Britain, let us not …

Shocking helmet camera footage of motorcyclist’s last moments used in road safety video

The mother of man killed in a motorbike crash releases video of his fatal crash as part of hard-hitting campaign to make other bikers and motorists aware of the dangers on the road<p>A dramatic film, captured on a headcam fitted to the rider’s helmet, shows the moment a car crosses into the path of …

India plans to step up safety on world’s most dangerous roads

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - This year, the family of Rakesh Pillai, a bank employee, achieved a long-held aspiration. After hauling themselves around on bicycles and scooters all their lives, they bought a white Suzuki Wagon R, one of India’s best-selling compact cars.<p>Pedestrians climb a fence on a road …

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Escape into Panama’s untouched wilds at this island resort

<b>The Resort at Isla Palenque</b><p><i>Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama; amble.com/IslaPalenque; six suites from $299 (U.S.).</i><p>Cruising the hundreds of emerald islands and islets in the Gulf of Chiriqui, off the Pacific coast of Panama, is like tapping into virtually unchartered territory. Panama is fast becoming one of …

Oscar Shows His Class, but Brazil Has Much to Improve on

Brazil did not perform as expected today but ended up winning, 3-1, against Croatia in the World Cup opener.<p>Despite the final result not making justice to what happened on the field, Oscar was outstanding for Brazil. The Chelsea playmaker made a true difference for El Selecao.<p>Since the beginning of …

Eco Luxury at Jungle Bay Dominica

<i>“Relax in barefoot luxury on Dominica, the ‘Nature Island’ of the Caribbean”</i><p>Jungle Bay is a place where grown-up dreams come true. It was a place …

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