Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 74, "Road Safety"

Journal3 Jan 2005

Road safety has become an issue of great concern in countries of the Asian and Pacific region. Considering its magnitude and gravity, many countries of the region have taken commendable initiatives and are implementing various road safety improvement programmes. The articles included in this volume consider some of the safety improvement initiatives that have been undertaken by countries and on other issues related to road safety. The articles also discuss important policy issues related to the improvement of road safety.

This issue of Bulletin comprises of five articles:

Article 1: Road safety in ASEAN: introducing a regional approach - by Alan Ross and Charles Melhuish;

Article 2: The value of daytime running headlight initiatives on motorcycle crashes in Malaysia - by Radin Umar Radin Sohadi;

Article 3: Performance evaluation of road safety measures: a case study of the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Bangladesh - by Md. Shamsul Hoque, Shah Md. Muniruzzaman and Syed Noor-ud-Deen Ahmed;

Article 4: The casualty cost of slight motorcycle injury in Surabaya, Indonesia - by Hera Widyastuti and Corinne Mulley; and

Article 5: Traffic accident characteristics of Kolkata - by Sandip Chakraborty and Sudip K. Roy.