Special Issue "Driving Behaviors and Road Safety"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).
Interests: driving safety and behavior; injury prevention; clinical epidemiology
About 1.24 million people globally die as a result of road traffic crashes each year—nearly 3400 deaths a day. These deaths present massive costs to often overburdened health care systems world-wide. Since a large proportion of traffic crashes are caused by human error, progress towards reducing the frequency and severity of traffic crashes is urgently required. It is necessary to understand the countermeasures and the best practices in order to more effectively address behavioral traffic safety issues.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide practical solutions to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce the costs of road traffic crashes associated with unsafe behaviors. The proposed Special Issue aims to address a broad range of topics related to unsafe road behaviors, such as, but not limited to, the following: distracted and impaired driving, speeding, child passenger safety, drowsy driving, motorcyclist safety, seat belts, speeding and red light cameras, aggressive driving, characteristics of younger and older drivers, and law enforcement.
The collection of articles should describe the underlying critical factors and provide cost-effective best practice solutions to reduce road traffic crashes associated with unsafe behaviors. We strongly believe that this international scholarly collaborative project could develop targeted behavioral change strategies, collect useful practical solutions and materials to address unique global behavioral traffic safety issues, and promote traffic safety globally.
Dr. Ediriweera Desapriya
Dr. Kazuko Okamura
Manuscript Submission Information
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- human error
- unsafe behaviors
- distracted and impaired driving
- child passenger safety
- drowsy driving
- motorcyclist safety
- seat belts
- speeding and red light cameras
- aggressive driving
- characteristics of younger and older drivers
- law enforcement