Each year, more than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world’s roads. Globally, pedestrians account for more than one fifth of all fatalities, and there are countries where this percentage is as high as two-thirds. There is probably no man who has not, directly or indirectly, encountered the tragedy of a road accident. 

 The safety of pedestrians - as unprotected road users has therefore become one of the priorities on our globe. The problem is so huge that the World Health Organization has brought attention to it.  A team of over 80 top-class specialists has prepared a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners.  The manual is intended to benefit everyone, but the main target audience is engineers, planners, lawyers, healthcare and people responsible for improving pedestrian safety. The manual provides information and examples of meeting pedestrian safety planning needs at various local levels. It is an excellent compedium of knowledge, it approaches the subject comprehensively, taking into account all possible factors. We invite you to read it!

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Pedestrian Safety - A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners 

Published in 2013 by the World Health Organization
Original title: Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners
© World Health Organization 2013