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The influence of local politicians on pedestrian safety

Lyons, R A, Jones, Sarah, Newcombe, Robert and Palmer, Stephen Royston 2006. The influence of local politicians on pedestrian safety. Injury Prevention 12 (5) , pp. 312-315. 10.1136/ip.2006.011916

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Abstract

Aim: To determine whether local politicians influence the distribution of traffic calming measures. Methods: Longitudinal ecological study in two UK cities. Local political constituencies were categorized by representation by members of the cabinet structure as a marker of influence. The density of traffic calming features per political area, adjusted for the historical pattern of road injuries, was compared between cabinet represented and non-represented areas. Results: Traffic calming density was significantly associated with cabinet representation status, adjusted for historical collision risk (risk ratio 2.77, 95% confidence interval 1.37 to 5.61). Conclusion: These results support the hypothesis that senior local politicians are effective advocates for enhancing safety in their areas.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 1353-8047
Date of Acceptance: 22 June 2006
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 20:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/93298

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