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Road Safety on the Asian Highway.

Mooren, L

General

2007

Rapid economic development is a welcomed relief from the devastating poverty affecting families living in some Asian countries. However, this development also brings other problems. As economies grow, so must the road and transport infrastructure. And with this growth in infrastructure the exposure to road traffic injury risk also grows – all too often resulting in dramatic rises in road deaths and serious injury crashes. This is an important dilemma for the Governments of these countries.