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Summer 2008 | Vol. 10 | No. 4
New Speed Management Resource Published
"Speed Management: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners" is the latest in a series of three manuals on national road safety issues. These manuals are being produced through a collaborative effort of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA-F) and the World Bank. The manuals encourage implementation of the recommendations of WHO's 2004 World report on road traffic injury prevention.
The Speed Management Manual draws on case studies from around the world to illustrate 'good practices.' It is organized into a series of five 'how to' modules, covering the following topics:
- The links between speed and road risk;
- The process of assessing a county’s current situation, including what data is necessary;
- The tools available, such as engineering, enforcement and education;
- How to develop and run a speed management program; and
- A framework for program evaluation.
Although aimed specifically at low and middle-income countries, the manual can be used by all road safety practitioners working in both governmental and nongovernmental capacities.
The manual, in PDF format, can be downloaded free of charge at www.GRSProadsafety.org. GHSA members will be sent CDs of all three manuals.