By Carlo Giacomo Prato

This booklet emerges from the curiosity in enriching the physique of information approximately twist of fate features, analyzing health and wellbeing results and offering measures to beat societal and financial outcomes of injuries. Contributions from varied disciplines compose a set that offers solutions to favourite questions from quite a few views. the 3 components of the booklet provide a accomplished review of the recent state-of-the-practice wisdom approximately coincidence features, possibility components, outcomes and safeguard interventions. Combining wisdom from either street and occupational defense, and lengthening via a variety of disciplines comparable to engineering, economics, drugs, and information, this assortment stimulates readers in searching for greater ideas to protection difficulties which are a tremendous hazard to human lifestyles and price hundreds of thousands to our society.

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Accidents: Risk Factors, Health Outcomes and Safety Measures

This publication emerges from the curiosity in enriching the physique of data approximately coincidence features, studying wellbeing and fitness results and offering measures to beat societal and monetary outcomes of injuries. Contributions from varied disciplines compose a suite that gives solutions to admired questions from quite a few views.

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As table 1 shows, the number of persons who own a motorcycle or both a car and a motorcycle is increasing much more over the period than the group of car owners. Also, where the accidents and injury accidents with cars are decreasing towards the end of the period, the numbers for MC and CarandMC are stable or even increasing. This study was designed as a case/control study. The car owners were included in the analysis as a control group since this group of road users shares space on the road with motorcycles and is subject to almost the same legislation.

NHTSA (2007) reports 34 times more likely to die in an accident and 8 times more likely to be injured compared to passenger car occupants. Reducing the risk of motorcyclists to the level of risk of car drivers would save the lives of approximately 30 motorcyclists per year corresponding to a value of 70 million Euros for 36 Allan Lyckegaard, Morten N. Olesen and Tove Hels society. In addition to this, the societal costs of light and severe injuries would be reduced several million Euros (ModelCenter, 2010).

In this analysis, seven items have to be remembered:       Elderly pedestrians are under-represented in accidents occurring on pedestriancrossings, equipped with traffic lights, during their allotted time. Amongst elderly pedestrian accidents, which occurred on pedestrian-crossings, most happened on pedestrian-crossings, not equipped with pedestrian islands. When elderly pedestrians cross on a pedestrian-crossing, equipped with traffic lights, but outside their allotted time, they are most often hit at the beginning of the crossing of two directional wider streets.

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