Research Project

Establishing a Research Program in India on Evaluating Safety of Rural Roads and Highways

G.Tiwari, Kavi Bhalla, D.Mohan and K.R. Rao

Project Details

In the absence of local evidence on how road attributes affect traffic injuries, India, and other low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are replicating safety treatments used in high-income countries (HICs).  However, the traffic environment and injury outcomes in India involve many more pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists than in HICs.  As a result, HIC interventions may not be effective in India and could even lead to an increase in deaths and injuries.  This project has three specific aims:  Aim1 - Identify research priorities for a national program to evaluate how road design affects safety; Aim 2- test a method for evaluating road designs and develop guidelines for evaluation research and Aim 3 - Build capacity of researchers and practitioners to improve the safety of road infrastructure.

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