According to the WHO (World Health Organisation) 1.2 million people die in road accidents every year and 50 million are injured. This makes lack of road safety one of the most serious threats to human life and health globally. The cost to society is estimated at a breathtaking 518 billion dollars, not counting the cost in human suffering. Ninety per cent of those killed are in the Third World, where the trend is, at an increasing pace, in the wrong direction. Sida is therefore investing in the international education programme “Road Traffic Safety”, with researchers from the University of Lund spreading Swedish road safety knowhow where it is most needed.
Read articles from the latest follow-up seminar held i South Africa:
Swedish traffic safety programme saves lives in developing countries
High speed kills a vaste number of people on the roads in South Africa
Traffic injuries threatens the economy and future in Lesotho
Death on Ghana´s roads affects the whole society
Programme on Road traffic safety gave important network
All articles and photos by Anna Gianuzzi, Lund University Education.
The programme in brief
The training programme ”Road Traffic Saftey” is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and run by Lund University Education in cooperation with the Faculty or Engineering at Lund University, Sweden.
Traffic safety in a global and historic perspective,
Different stake holders’ role in the traffic safety sector,
National databases on accidents, vehicles, driving license and road parameters,
Co-ordination, administration and funding of traffic safety work,
Different road users’ special problems and needs,
Behavioral models, risk theories,
The role and effect of legislation, enforcement, road user training, engineering, emergency and campaigns.