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Traffic Safety
     

Traffic Safety

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by Leonard Evans
 

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Traffic Safety applies the methods of science to better understand one of the world�s major problems -- harm in road traffic.

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Traffic Safety applies the methods of science to better understand one of the world�s major problems -- harm in road traffic.

Editorial Reviews

British Medical Journal
"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."
Choice American Library Association
"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."
The Lancet
"If you want to understand why enforcing the traffic safety laws will save lives then read Traffic Safety. Evans is a brilliant scientist whose work deserves to be read."
Transportation Research Forum
"Well written and easy to understand...insightful and thought provoking. It is an excellent reference for all road safety professionals and should be a recommended reading for any engineering or epidemiology related road safety course. "
Israel Medical Association Journal
"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. "
JAMA
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975487105
Publisher:
Science Serving Society
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
445
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Evans is an internationally renowned traffic safety expert. His degrees include a doctorate in physics from Oxford University, England. He has presented traffic-safety lectures, including 22 Keynote Addresses, in 30 countries. His 195 publications include Traffic Safety (2004) and his distinctly different Traffic Safety and the Driver (1991). Traffic Safety is used in more than 50 countries. It is a college course text in many, including many US universities.

Dr. Evans' research has received awards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA), the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and General Motors (GM).

He has been president of ITMA and AAAM, the only individual to have headed both organizations. He is president of Science Serving Society, a one-man organization he formed in 2000 to continue research and other professional activities after completing a 33-year research career with GM.

Dr. Evans was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer (2001-2), and recipient of the SAE's Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award (2005, and also 2006). He is a fellow of the SAE, a fellow of HFES, a fellow of the AAAM, President Emeritus of the ITMA, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Traffic Safety 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As expected from this author, this is a masterly coverage of a subject of which he is the global expert.Lucid and scholarly but highly readable. His witty and trenchant turn of phrase makes absorbing all this vital information a real pleasure