The Handbook of Road Safety Measures

  • Published: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2009
  • Authors: R. Elvik, A. Hoye, T. Vaa, and M. Sorensen
  • Date Added: 28 Mar 2013
  • Last Update: 11 Jul 2013


Systematic overview of current knowledge regarding the effects of road safety measures. The book attempts to provide answers to the following questions:

  • Which measures can be used to reduce the number of traffic accidents or the severity of injury in such accidents?

  • Which accident problems and types of injury are affected by the different measures?

  • What effects on accidents and injuries do the various road safety measures have, according to international research?

  • What are the costs of road safety measures?· Is it possible to make cost-benefit evaluations of the measures?


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Key Findings:

  • Meta-analysis examined the effect of drink driving campaigns on behaviour. Studies included utilised different types of media, e.g. internet, TV, radio, cinema, and some campaigns were combined with enforcement measures.

  • The results of the meta-analysis show that significant reductions in the number of injury accidents were found for drink driving campaigns (a decrease of 14 per cent). The effect of the campaigns was only evident when combined with enforcement.


Road safety, measures, evaluation.


Thorough and detailed book.


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