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Article: The rural-urban divide in road safety: the case of China

TitleThe rural-urban divide in road safety: the case of China
Authors
KeywordsRural-urban divide
Road safety
China
Road type
Road lighting
Issue Date2011
PublisherBentham Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bentham.org/open/totj/index.htm
Citation
The Open Transportation Journal, 2011, v. 5, p. 9-20 How to Cite?
AbstractMainland China accounted for about 7% of the global road fatalities in 2008. Road crashes happening on Chinese roads were deadly. On average, one person died in every four reported traffic crashes. Despite the scarcity of data, substantial rural-urban differences were found. In the rural areas, higher-order Highways, roads with no lighting and some heavy vehicles warrant particular attention from road safety administrations. In the 2000s, the average number of road fatalities per 100 crashes on Expressways quadrupled. Furthermore, the rural-urban divide was not limited to inner provinces only but was found in a large part of the country. By 2008, nearly 70% of the provincial units were having larger shares of rural population. In the long term, only a national road safety strategy will provide the necessary holistic framework for addressing the road safety problems in China systematically.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134557
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.106

 

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dc.contributor.authorLoo, BPYen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, WSen_US
dc.contributor.authorYao, Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T09:30:11Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T09:30:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Open Transportation Journal, 2011, v. 5, p. 9-20en_US
dc.identifier.issn1874-4478-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134557-
dc.description.abstractMainland China accounted for about 7% of the global road fatalities in 2008. Road crashes happening on Chinese roads were deadly. On average, one person died in every four reported traffic crashes. Despite the scarcity of data, substantial rural-urban differences were found. In the rural areas, higher-order Highways, roads with no lighting and some heavy vehicles warrant particular attention from road safety administrations. In the 2000s, the average number of road fatalities per 100 crashes on Expressways quadrupled. Furthermore, the rural-urban divide was not limited to inner provinces only but was found in a large part of the country. By 2008, nearly 70% of the provincial units were having larger shares of rural population. In the long term, only a national road safety strategy will provide the necessary holistic framework for addressing the road safety problems in China systematically.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBentham Open. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bentham.org/open/totj/index.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Open Transportation Journalen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectRural-urban divide-
dc.subjectRoad safety-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectRoad type-
dc.subjectRoad lighting-
dc.titleThe rural-urban divide in road safety: the case of Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1874-4478&volume=5&spage=9&epage=20&date=2011&atitle=The+rural-urban+divide+in+road+safety:+the+case+of+China-
dc.identifier.emailLoo, BPY: bpyloo@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.2174/1874447801105010009-
dc.identifier.hkuros185689en_US
dc.identifier.volume5en_US
dc.identifier.spage9en_US
dc.identifier.epage20en_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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