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Saving lives through vehicle safety - new report

25 May 2020

The Lancet highlights a recent report which shows that the likely effects of vehicle safety design on road traffic deaths, injuries, and public health burden in the Latin American region. The modeling study shows that:

  • Increasing availability of electronic stability control, which includes antilock-brake systems, would have the largest benefits in the LAC region, estimated at 19·4%  Increasing use of seatbelts would reduce deaths by 12·1% (
  •  Optimisation for side-impacts would result in 6·3%  fewer deaths, and improvements to vehicle front-end design would result in 6·0% 
  • The overall effect of improved vehicle design in the region would be 28·1% 

The full report can be accessed here.

 

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