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Towards a Latin America free of casualties caused by a lack of road safety: The case of Brazil.

"An analysis of road casualties in Brazil focusing on road traffic conditions and road accidents' characteristics"

Author: Paulo Resende

As part of its Road Safety Strategy, the IDB is working with strategic partners to raise awareness about the importance of road safety during the UN Decade for Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The IDB and Fundação Dom Cabral co-published this technical note to highlight the need for road safety education and awareness. The analysis presented is based on five years of data from 25,000 km of highways in Brazil. It identifies the main causes of traffic accidents, which are road user behavior and lack of road safety education. It also compares the severity and occurrence of accidents in Brazil on roads in good conditions to those in need of maintenance.

Keywords: Sustainable transport, road safety, Brazil, Traffic accidents, traffic casualties, Accident prevention, Road Safety Education, Pedestrians, Bicycles, Non-motorized transport, Motorcycles, Mobility

Download the document (only in portuguese)

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