IIRU Injury News Headlines January 21, 2011

FRIDAY

Driven to death on the roads of Beijing; Graphic TV show seeks to educate by highlighting traffic carnage that is part of daily life in nation’s capital

Vancouver Sun/Agence France-Presse (China)
January 21, 2011

http://www.vancouversun.com/Driven+death+roads+Beijing/4142720/story.html

Students float innovative ideas for traffic discipline

International News (Pakistan)

January 21, 2011

http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=26832&Cat=6&dt=1/21/2011

Motorcyclists More Vulnerable to Accidents in India, Says Report

Road Traffic Technology (India)
January 21, 2011

http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/news107826.html

Regional workshop on road safety

Morung Express (India)
January 20, 2011

http://www.morungexpress.com/local/60798.html

Highway Ministry On the Road To A Facebook Page?

Wall Street Journal Blog: India Real Time (India)
January 21, 2011

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/01/21/highway-ministry-on-the-road-to-a-facebook-page/

Foreigner expelled after causing fatal accident

Thanh Nien News (Vietnam)
January 20, 2011

http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110120095335.aspx

Planners got it wrong on Kampala’s traffic nightmare (opinion)

Daily Monitor (Uganda)
January 21, 2011

http://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/-/689364/1093110/-/13qxhu3z/-/

Road Rage In Western Kenya

Coast Week (Kenya)
January 20, 2011

http://www.coastweek.com/3403-21.htm

Mother of cyclist killed in accident calls for road safety improvements in Potters Bar

Times (UK)
January 20, 2011

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/8803870.Mother_of_cyclist_killed_in_accident_calls_for_road_safety_improvements/

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THURSDAY

Mathematical Model for Moving Bottlenecks in Road Traffic

Science Daily (Global)

January 19, 2011

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110119120542.htm

Brazil Floods Submerge Roads

Road Traffic Technology (Brazil)
January 20, 2011

http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/news107730.html

Improving Dhaka’s road transport services (opinion)

Financial Express (India)
January 20, 2011

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/more.php?news_id=123477&date=2011-01-20

Lawmakers push for rear seat belts to be made compulsory

Focus Taiwan (Taiwan)
January 20, 2011

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?ID=201101200022&Type=aSOC

China TV shows grisly deaths as driving lessons

AFP (China)
January 19, 2011

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gf9NpU5ZBMERKTAkQcsaCvwbIMeA?docId=CNG.6d766131923947fefa8d4cd43080b5e0.1d1

VIETNAM: Stricter child helmet law needed

Irin News (Vietnam)
January 20, 2011

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=91673

Cairo upgrades battered taxis, cleans up image

Times Live (Egypt)
January 19, 2011

http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/article860833.ece/Cairo-upgrades-battered-taxis-cleans-up-image

Charity reaches road safety milestone

Bermuda Sun (Bermuda)
January 19, 2011

http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=50105

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WEDNESDAY

WHO Director-General calls for change (mentions road safety and unintentional childhood injuries)

WHO Press Release (Global)
January 17, 2011

http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2011/eb_20110117/en/

Road safety starts at the top; If privileged class ignores rules then so will taxi drivers

Times Live (South Africa)
January 18, 2011

http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/columnists/article856753.ece/Road-safety-starts-at-the-top

2011/2020 declared action decade for road safety

GBC (Ghana)
January 18, 2011

http://gbcghana.com/index.php?id=1.191954

Driving instructor hits train in north Russia

Ria Novosti (Russia)
January 18, 2011

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20110118/162194009.html

In China, Traffic Jam Benefits Enterprising Villagers

New York Times (China)
January 19, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/world/asia/19traffic.html

China to Begin Work on Ugandan Toll Road in July

Road Traffic Technology (China/Uganda)
January 17, 2011

http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/news107239.html

Road accidents claim 925 lives in Azerbaijan last year

News AZ (Azerbaijan)

January 19, 2011

http://news.az/articles/society/30015

Severe Floods Affect Sri Lankan Roads

Road Traffic Technology (Sri Lanka)
January 17, 2011

http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/news107551.html

Road Safety Week: Children urge commuters to follow traffic norms

Times of India (India)

January 18, 2011

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Road-Safety-Week-Children-urge-commuters-to-follow-traffic-norms/articleshow/7307357.cms

WB Loan to Rehabilitate Roads in Indian State

Road Traffic Technology (India)
January 17, 2011

http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/news107241.html

Decrease Drugs Use Tai Chi

All Voices (UK)
January 17, 2011

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7914205-decrease-drugs-use-tai-chi

Putting brakes on elderly drivers; Experts call for mandatory testing

Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
January 18, 2011

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/putting-brakes-on-elderly-drivers-114079659.html

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TUESDAY

Road-Building Rage To Leave U.S. In Dust

Wall Street Journal Blog: China Real Time (China)
January 18, 2011

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/01/18/road-building-rage-to-leave-us-in-dust/

Beijing plans tunnels to ease traffic gridlock

AFP (China)
January 17, 2011

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gap1y5zzOti51uqq1ddvholAn7Ng?docId=CNG.e240cfb3386ed1df294d36a84de9eef0.201

Indian drivers don’t care about road safety: UK policewoman

One India (India)
January 14, 2011

http://news.oneindia.in/2011/01/14/indiandrivers-dont-care-about-road-safety-ukpolicewoman-aid0126.html

Schoolkids ready for Road Safety Week

Times of India (India)

January 17, 2011

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Schoolkids-ready-for-Road-Safety-Week/articleshow/7299821.cms

Fogged out: Flights, train services hit

Times of India (India)

January 15, 2011

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Fogged-out-Flights-train-services-hit/articleshow/7288571.cms

Road safety drive: Cops record 18,000 offences

Times of India (India)

January 15, 2011

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Road-safety-drive-Cops-record-18000-offences/articleshow/7289469.cms

Ho Chi Minh City ponders who’s in charge of its sinking roads

Asia One (Vietnam)
January 15, 2011

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110115-258383.html

New efforts to tackle Cambodia’s rising road death toll

M&C (Cambodia)
January 15, 2011

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/features/article_1612046.php/New-efforts-to-tackle-Cambodia-s-rising-road-death-toll-Feature

34 killed on the roads

Sowetan Live (South Africa)

January 17, 2011

http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2011/01/17/34-killed-on-the-roads

Bus and coach operators contribute to global UN Decade of Action efforts by making road safety their 2011 top priority

Focus (Global)

January 14, 2011

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n239478

Road Safety Consultant advocates change in road safety campaigns

GBC (Ghana)
January 14, 2011

http://gbcghana.com/index.php?id=1.191103

Lack of funding to blame for accidents – Road Safety Officer

Ghana News (Ghana)
January 14, 2011

http://news.myjoyonline.com/news/201101/59350.asp

30 people died in road accidents in less than a month

Ghana Web (Ghana)
January 13, 2011

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=201237

Road safety campaign ineffective

Fiji Times (Fiji)
January 15, 2011

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=163982

Sleeping pills may turn seniors to falls

French Tribune (France)
January 15, 2011

http://www.frenchtribune.com/teneur/112989-sleeping-pills-may-turn-seniors-falls

Drowning: Death tolls climb and more floods are on the way; No halt to the misery as La Niña brings disaster to the southern hemisphere

Independent (UK)
January 16, 2011

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/drowning-death-tolls-climb-and-more-floods-are-on-the-way-2185734.html

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