Effects of Interventions for Preventing Road Traffic Crashes: an Overview of Systematic Reviews

URL: http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-021-12253-y

This overview of 35 systematic reviews found that road safety campaigns reduced the number of road traffic crashes by 9%. Mass media campaigns reduced crashes across all studies and all levels of crash severity by 10%.  Enforcement (e.g. sobriety checkpoints) and engineering interventions (e.g. converting intersections to roundabouts) had even greater impacts.


This review included studies from high-income countries. Most reviews were published before 2015, with only 5 published between 2015 and 2020. No evidence was found to indicate that post-license driver education was effective in preventing road traffic injuries or crashes.

Topics: Safety, Road safety
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: Springer Nature
Date Last Updated: 2023-03-14 16:32:05

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