The Road Traffic Injury Research Network, supported by the World Bank and WHO, will undertake a study in 10 low- and middle-income countries to assess helmet wearing rates and how helmets are worn. The aims of this multicountry study are largely two-fold. To build capacity in LMICs to undertake road safety research and to reduce the rate of non-standard helmet wearing through documenting the magnitude of the problem and bringing this to the attention of policy makers.
A WHO cosponsored conference on "Road Traffic Injuries and Health Equity" was held in Boston, USA, in 2003. Papers on road safety were presented by delegates from 11 developing countries. These papers have been published in a single volume of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control
The WHO cosponsored 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control was held in Vienna, Austria in June, 2004. Road safety research featured prominently. The abstracts from this conference may be downloaded from the 2004 conference web site. The 2006 conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Transportation Research Information Research Information Services (TRIS)
In addition to MEDLINE, the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information. TRIS is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board at the National Academy of Sciences. TRIS contains over 535,000 records of published and ongoing research on all modes and disciplines in the field of transportation. Last year over 30,000 new records were added to TRIS.
SafetyLit is an online source of information about injury prevention. Information about the occurrence and prevention of injuries, including road traffic injuries, is published weekly after examination of more than 300 sources and disciplines.
Bibliography of behavioural science research in unintentional injury prevention
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, a WHO Collaborating Centre, has recently published a "Bibliography of Behavioural Science Research in Unintentional Injury Prevention", including road traffic injury prevention. The bibliography includes more than 900 citations of journal articles, book chapters, government reports, and other publications. Designed as a tool for researchers, practitioners and students, this bibliography documents the contributions of behavioral and social sciences to unintentional injury prevention and control from 1980–2003.