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Strategies for prevention of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Pakistan: situational analysis.
Journal of College Physicians Surgeons Pakakistan
  • Adeel Ahmed Khan, Aga Khan University
  • Zafar Fatmi, Aga Khan University
Publication Date
5-1-2014
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are one of the leading causes of death among productive age group. Using systems approach framework (SAF), current preventive strategies for RTI control were reviewed in Pakistan. A review of the literature was done using four international search engines. Only ten studies on preventive strategies for RTI stemming from Pakistan were found. The first Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN) surveillance system for road traffic injuries was established in urban city (Karachi) in Pakistan has shown promise for injury control and should be scaled up to other cities. Enforcement of traffic laws on seat-belt and helmet wearing is poor. National Highway and Motorway Police Ordinance (2000) was one of the few legislative measure so far taken in Pakistan. Using SAF, efforts are required to implement interventions targeting human, vehicle design and also making environment safer for road users.

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Adeel Ahmed Khan and Zafar Fatmi. "Strategies for prevention of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Pakistan: situational analysis." Journal of College Physicians Surgeons Pakakistan Vol. 24 Iss. 5 (2014) p. 356 - 360
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zafar_fatmi/51/