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Submitted by Anonymous on
The article focused on automobiles, but international experience suggests that it may be worth a specific look at pedestrian and bicycle/motorcycle deaths, as these groups are the most vulnerable road users and deaths can be greatly reduced by the introduction of helmets and/or primary school interventions related to road safety training. Beyond the direct impact, primary age kids have a strong influence on parental behavior. Also, with regard to statistics, the figures cited are the official statistics, so one can probably assume the actual rates of death are 2-3 times reported levels, for reasons cited with regard to M&E and the fact that police/medical services usually attend only around have of incidents and deaths often happen after the fact the victim is take home from the scene or hosptial.