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28 January 2007

Will Murray Has been doing a great deal of research on a range of issues, including the best practice use of ABS Brakes and Driver Behavior changes, over the last few months and the book below by Leonard Evans has been an excellent resource.

I would strongly recommend it to anyone working in the road, fleet or transportation sector. In fact I’d go further, everyone involved in road, fleet or transportation safety should have a copy of it on their desk and use it as a reference manual.

Will Murray Virtual Risk Manager
A variety of audiences will enjoy this book.  Researchers and policymakers will find a clear and detailed summary of current knowledge. Drivers will learn several tips for being safer on the road. Evans' work covers in remarkable detail the full range of important topics in traffic safety . . . but his chapter The Dramatic Failure of U.S. Safety Policy is the showstopper. (Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA)

Traffic Safety is a useful resource for anyone working or researching in this area, and it will undoubtedly be a well-thumbed volume on my bookshelf.  Appreciated the clarity of expression that his approach offers.  (Ergonomics)

This book is well written, unexpectedly humorous in places, and highly instructive. Evans makes an excellent case for giving this topic more attention and for exploring creative and effective public health and legislative interventions. (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

Dr. Evans’s style is unique and often light-hearted.  Far from offering dry analysis, he writes clearly and concisely, often offering bits of his British humor. He proves that he can argue and present a case just as compellingly as a polished trial lawyer. (Santa Clara Law Review

Its logical arguments and readability are suited to a wide audience of regulators, business leaders, and new scholars. (Ergonomics in Design)

Highly readable, entertaining, and educational volume on the scientific evidence regarding road safety interventions.  Evans is at his best explaining counterintuitive results.  Evans's book dismisses much of the folklore very effectively, and this is its most important contribution.  (British Medical Journal, BMJ)

It is truly an enjoyable and easy book to read.  Evans has included some great stories and has made extensive use of tables and graphs to illustrate data and concepts. (Choice -- American Library Association)

After reviewing and using his 1991 classic, Traffic Safety and the Driver -  always within eye reach, I asked myself “What can Leonard Evans do for an encore?”  The encore is even better than the original. (Israel Medical Association Journal)

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ISBN: 0975487108
Publisher: Science Serving Society, Bloomfield, Michigan, USA
Price: $119.99

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