Rural and remote road crashes: piecing together the story

Veitch, Craig, and O'Connor, Teresa (2007) Rural and remote road crashes: piecing together the story. In: Proceedings of the 9th National Rural Health Conference. From: 9th National Rural Health Conference, 7-10 March 2007, Albury, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Deaths from rural road crashes continue at a higher rate per head of population than that for major cities, with the risk of dying on rural roads exceeding that on motorways by four to six times. In response to such evidence and the paucity of research specifically examining rural road trauma, a five-year multi-component study aimed at increasing knowledge about rural and remote road crashes and informing road safety policy was designed. This paper presents some initial results from two components of the study: interviews with road crash patients admitted to hospital between March 2004 and May 31 2006; and interviews with road users passing the sites where the hospital interviewees’ crashes occurred 1-2 weeks previously. Demographic data, use of safety restraints and helmets, levels of drinking and attitudes to road safety practices and enforcement are reported.

Item ID: 3147
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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ISBN: 9780975122075
ISSN: 097512207X
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 23:54
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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