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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 445 pages
  • Publisher: Science Serving Society (August 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975487108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975487105
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,550,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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.. well written and easy to understand. -- insightful and thought provoking. -- Transportation Research Forum, Vol 44, Issue 1, 2005

Drivers will learn tips for being safer - but chapter "The Dramatic Failure of U.S. Safety Policy" is the showstopper. -- Journal of the American Medical Association - JAMA, August 10, 2005

Evans is a brilliant scientist whose work deserves to be read. -- The Lancet, October 16, 2004

It is truly an enjoyable and easy book to read. Evans has included some great stories to illustrate concepts. -- Choice (American Library Association-ALA), February 2005

The encore is even better than the original 1991 classic, "Traffic Safety and the Driver" -- Israel Medical Association Journal, January 2005

highly readable, entertaining, and educational volume on the scientific evidence regarding road safety interventions. -- British Medical Journal, February 12, 2005

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The author’s 1991 book "Traffic Safety and the Driver" received world-wide acclaim, and has been repeatedly called a ‘classic’. Readers of the August 2004 "Traffic Safety" who were familiar with the earlier book are universally agreeing that "Traffic Safety" is even better.

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It is written very clear and I can advise it to everyone who is really interested in traffic safety.
D. M. Jansen
Besides the inclusion of newer research data, this book also has a stronger emphasis on public policies discussions that are supported by the data presented.
Richard Tay
My field of expertise is driver performance and traffic safety, and as a specialist in this field I can strongly recommend this excellent book.
Richard A. Young

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Young on April 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My field of expertise is driver performance and traffic safety, and as a specialist in this field I can strongly recommend this excellent book. Leonard Evans is widely recognized as the world expert in this area, as far as the basic physics and research data on traffic safety issues are concerned. I bumped into him at the recent 2005 SAE meeting and told him I thought his new book was even better than his first (which was great as it was) -- and he replied "Of course it is better, I have had 10 more years to study the problem." Seriously though, his first chapter is available from hist website [...] and it alone will improve your whole attitude, if you are working in or interested in the area of traffic safety, and whet your appetite for the rest of the book. Note that this book does not have the usual avenues that large book companies have for widespread announcements and distribution, and its important messages should be given widespread attention in my opinion, so I would recommend you order it and let others know about it if you liked it as much as I did.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Michael D. Freeman on May 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Leonard Evans has put into straightforward and easily understandable terms the reasons why traffic crashes are the most frequent cause of traumatic death in first world societies. His ways of turning problems inside out and examining real causes while identifying confounders helps turn even the casual reader into something of an expert in traffic safety.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chnaane on November 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
On a 10-point scale, I rate the quality and veracity of the data at 9.5 to 10, and the quality of the writing at 9 to 10.

Dr. Evans lucidly draws and thoroughly supports some very cogent and important conclusions, e.g., the US has placed far too much emphasis on making cars into crash-survival cells-assuming that a crash is inevitable-and not nearly enough on preventing crashes in the first place. While many of his suggestions for remedying this have significant merit and warrant careful consideration by the regulatory community, Evans does make some suggestions that may have theoretical merit, but are probably impractical and/or impracticable in the real world, e.g., mandatory speed governors on all vehicles.

Evans also does an excellent job of soundly and robustly documenting and supporting his opinions, e.g., the auto safety rubric in the US places doctors, lawyers and politicians in charge of policies that should instead be administered by engineers. He skillfully and incisively excoriates a regulatory system gone horribly wrong without sounding as though he's hysterically pushing conspiracy theory or a self-serving agenda (cf. Ralph Nader).

Evans' comparative analysis of the results of various countries' overall traffic and road safety regulation schema is enlightening, educational and-for those of us in North America-alarming.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on September 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
On September 11th, 2001 about as many people died in the world in traffic as died in the terrorist attacks on America. More than a million people are killed on the world's roads each year. Leonard Evans provides a superb overview of the most important scientific findings in the field of traffic safety. (Most people in the US think traffic safety is about crash tests, but the truth is very different!)

The writing is lively and clear. There are tables and graphs throughout the book illustrating key data and principles. The early chapters cover the fundamentals of traffic safety. Later chapters build on this to analyze controversial subjects such as the dangers of SUVs, older drivers, and airbags. The heart of the book is the last two chapters analyzing the tragic mistakes that have been made in US traffic safety policy, why they happened, and a proposal for a more rational traffic safety policy.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fascination read on an important subject that receives too little attention. It should be required reading for anyone in the field or involved in traffic safety policy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark L. Rosenberg on October 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is one truly wonderful book by one of the world's safety pioneers, and one of the most brilliant minds in traffic safety today.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elihu D Richter MD, MPH on January 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This wonderful book--always by my side-- is essential reading for those who want to know what to do about the US's dismal failure to reduce its road death toll in the last decade. The centerpiece of the book is an angry chapter in which Evans asks why the US has not introduced speed camera networks which reduced deaths in absolute numbers fell by 40-50% in Australia, the UK and France. Evans applies models derived from Newtonian physics, which relate mass, velocity and kinetic energy, to assess the proportional contributrion of an array of countermeasures for reducing road deaths and injuries. He comes to some conclusions which shake the groupthink Ptolemaic mindset of US injury prevention specialists, a tribe publishing more and more about interventions which yield less and less. The book contains a wealth of information, recommendations and insights on alcohol, seat belts, air bags, vehicle safety standards and much more in road safety, and demonstrates a glittering ability to cut through a lot of nonsense and get to the core of the issue on what works and what doesn't. Again a must read. A detailed review is available by this reviewer in Israel Med Assoc Journal. (IMAJ: 2005: 7: 62-3) Elihu D Richter MD, MPH Hebrew University
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