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Conference Paper: Is the effect of quantified road safety targets sustainable?

TitleIs the effect of quantified road safety targets sustainable?
Authors
KeywordsBefore-and-after evaluation
Long-term effect
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Quantified road safety target
Road fatality
Treatment-comparison group approach
Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ssci
Citation
Workshop on Scientific Research on Road Safety Management, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009. In Safety Science, 2010, v. 48 n. 9, p. 1182-1188 How to Cite?
AbstractRecent studies have shown that the setting of road safety targets is associated with a substantial reduction in road fatalities in the short-term. Although such targets may not themselves be responsible for the reduction in fatalities, they serve as a useful measure of the intention and commitment of road authorities to formulate timely road safety measures that lead to the achievement of the target. A quantified target is regarded as one of the key components of a road safety strategy. However, few studies have examined the degree of commitment and attention of road authorities to such targets in the long-term. In this study, we revisit the effectiveness of the quantified road safety targets set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, but with a different method, time scale, and group of comparison countries. We not only evaluate the associations between quantified targets and road fatality levels, but also measure the changes in the time-series trends in road fatalities over the long-term. The results indicate that all seven treatment countries analyzed experienced desirable changes in the time-series trend in road fatalities during the period under study, which implies an increase in road safety improvement over time. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124240
ISSN
2014 Impact Factor: 1.831
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.890
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaHKU7176/07E
University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

We would like to thank two anonymous reviewers for their constructive and insightful comments on an earlier version of the paper. The work described in this paper was supported by grants from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (Project No.: HKU7176/07E) and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the University of Hong Kong.

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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationWorkshop on Scientific Research on Road Safety Management, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 16-17 November 2009. In Safety Science, 2010, v. 48 n. 9, p. 1182-1188en_HK
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dc.description.abstractRecent studies have shown that the setting of road safety targets is associated with a substantial reduction in road fatalities in the short-term. Although such targets may not themselves be responsible for the reduction in fatalities, they serve as a useful measure of the intention and commitment of road authorities to formulate timely road safety measures that lead to the achievement of the target. A quantified target is regarded as one of the key components of a road safety strategy. However, few studies have examined the degree of commitment and attention of road authorities to such targets in the long-term. In this study, we revisit the effectiveness of the quantified road safety targets set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, but with a different method, time scale, and group of comparison countries. We not only evaluate the associations between quantified targets and road fatality levels, but also measure the changes in the time-series trends in road fatalities over the long-term. The results indicate that all seven treatment countries analyzed experienced desirable changes in the time-series trend in road fatalities during the period under study, which implies an increase in road safety improvement over time. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectBefore-and-after evaluationen_HK
dc.subjectLong-term effecten_HK
dc.subjectOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Developmenten_HK
dc.subjectQuantified road safety targeten_HK
dc.subjectRoad fatalityen_HK
dc.subjectTreatment-comparison group approachen_HK
dc.titleIs the effect of quantified road safety targets sustainable?en_HK
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