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IRTAD Annual Report 2009

This first Annual report of the IRTAD Group comprises:  

  • A presentation of the IRTAD Group and its activities.   
  • A synthesis of the main trends in the year 2008, in terms of the evolution in the number of traffic deaths and crashes. It also presents longer term trends in order to better understand the evolution taking place in the different countries.   
  • Detailed reports from 27 countries, focusing on :  

o Latest data for the year 2008 and in some cases preliminary data for 2009. 
o Analysis of safety trends by road user category, by age group and by road type.   
o Analysis of specific safety issues such as: speeding, drink driving, and the wearing of seat belts and helmets.   
o The national strategies in place in IRTAD countries, including targets and performance towards meeting the targets.   
o Measures implemented in 2007‐2009 to improve safety.
o Recent safety research.  

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