The newest edition of the “Handbook of Road Safety Measures” has been published in Portuguese and was released during the “Second Global High Level Conference on Road Safety” in Brazil on November 17, 2015.
The Institute of Transport Economics in Norway has written the Handbook of Road Safety Measures and it has been updated regularly since 1982. The book is considered a “bible” for road safety researchers and public road authorities. The book has been translated from Norwegian to Finnish, Russian, English, Spanish and now Portuguese.
Road traffic injuries take the lives of roughly 1.24 million people every year, and injure as many as 50 million more. Road traffic injuries are acknowledged by the United Nations and its Member States as a considerable challenge to the achievement of health and development goals. Sharing knowledge of measures that has significant impact on reducing road accident is crucial.
The Handbook of Road Safety Measures gives state-of-the-art summaries of current knowledge regarding the effects of a large number of road safety measures. The book covers the whole spectrum of road safety measures, ranging from highway engineering and traffic control, through vehicle design, driver training, public information campaigns and police enforcement.
Research Director at TØI and co-author Michael W. J. Sørensen presented the Portuguese version of the handbook at the seminar in Brazil together with Jesús Monclús, Director at Mapfre Foundation and Maria Seguí Gómez, Director General of Traffic (the public road authority) in Spain.
Director General of Traffic Maria Seguí Gómez told that the Spanish road authorities activily use the handbook in their everyday-work.
The book has 1070 pages and weights 3,6 kilos.
Michael W.J. Sørensen