-3 Safety & Health

<P>This section covers:<ul><li>Road safety pamphlets relating to pedestrian safety</li><li>Accident statistics</li><li>Reports and proposals for safety improvement</li><li>Safety strategies</li><li>Case studies and reports related to accident prevention</li><li>Case studies and reports related to street crime and perception of crime</li></ul></P>

Walking and cycling: education and promotion initiatives to improve road safety

A Literature Review This review outlines the information available on education and promotional initiatives that aim to improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The focus of this review is on educational programmes.

Effects of a walking program in the psychiatric in-patient treatment setting

a cohort study Issue addressed: To assess the effectiveness of a walking program in a psychiatric in-patient unit. Methods: In-patients at a private psychiatric unit were offered the opportunity to participate in a daily morning 40-minute walk led by an activity supervisor.

Arrive alive - a highway code for young road users

A traffic safety web page which explains how to keep safe when you are a pedestrian.
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Are cars visually threatening to pedestrians?

This paper examines the hypothesis that aggressive car design intimidates pedestrians and sends out inappropriate signals at a time when governments are encouraging people to walk rather than drive.

Pedestrians on slippery surfaces during winter etc

Every year there are thousands of pedestrians in Sweden who are injured because of slippery pavements and roadways.

Walkability and self-rated health in primary care patients

The costs of physical inactivity are beginning to be recognized. Research to pinpoint these costs will provide needed information for researchers and policy-makers to develop cost-effective physical activity promotion programs.

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