PRI publications

Publications PRI members & other organisations

 Safety of Vulnerable Road Users, a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), published in 1998.

Download the report here.

  • Drivers' Perception of Cyclists, a report by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), published 01/01/2002

The report describes research that examined the attitude and behaviour of drivers towards cyclists. Download the report here.

  • Urban Safety Management: Guidelines for Developing Countries , published by the Transport Research Laboratory and by DFID in 2003. 

Download the guidelines here.

  • Towards Safer Roads in Developing Countries: A Guide for Planners and Engineers, published by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in 2003.

The document outlines the different stages involved in planning and designing road networks and introduces safety conscious design principles so that professionals and decision-makers in developing countries can be given some practical guidance on how to make their road networks safer.

Download the document here. 

  • World report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention from the World Health Organization (WHO). Published in 2004.

Download the report here. 

  • Helmet good practice manual from the World Health Organization (WHO). Published in 2006. Available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese, Lao and Khmer.

Download the English manual here. 

  • Drinking and driving: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners - from PRI member the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), published in 2007. The manual is available in English, Portuguese and Chinese.

Download the English manual here.

  • Speed Management: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners - from PRI member the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), published in 2008.

Download the English manual here. 

  • Towards Zero - Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach, a summary document from the Joint Transport Research Centre of the OECD and the International Transport Forum. Published in 2008.

Download the summary document here.

  • Make Roads Safe Report - A decade of action for road safety from the Commission for Global Road Safety. Published May 2009.

To download the report in English, Spanish, French or Italilian, click here.

  • World report on child injury prevention - from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Published in 2008.

Download the report here.

  • Seat-belts and child restraints: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners from the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society. Published in 2009. Available in English and Spanish.

Download the English manual here.

  • ETSC's Drink Driving Monitor

The lates Drink Driving Monitor from ETSC (the European Transport Safety Council) features Sweden. Sweden is one of the EU's leading countries in developing and deploying ITS technologies and has also been a pioneer in rolling out alcolocks. The Drink Driving Monitor also brings other news from across the EU and includes an interview on the first results from the EU project DRUID (Driving Under Influence of Alcohol Drugs and Medecine).


  • ETSC's 3rd Road Safety PIN Report: 2010 on the Horizon

Some 39,000 people were killed in road collisions in 2008 in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU27), 15,400 less than in 2001 but still far from the 27,000 death limit which the EU set for itself in its Road Safety Target for 2010.

You can find more information about this and other results from the 3rd Road Safety PIN Report: 2010 on the Horizon on 

  • ETSC's Speed Fact Sheet 5 - Section Control 

As part of its Speed Programme, ETSC has published its fifth Speed Fact Sheet: Section Control. Section Control is a method for enforcing speed limits calculating the average speed of vehicles by dividing the time taken to travel through two points by the distance between them. There are a growing number of cases documenting reductions in mean speeds and consequently reductions in collisions and casualties thanks to Section Control. Some indications also confirm the expectation that this method can benefit from higher public acceptance compared to more traditional speed camera enforcement.

Download the Speed Fact Sheet 5 - Section Control here.

  • PRAISE Report 1 - In-Vehicle Safety equipment for work-related road safety

As part of its new PRAISE project, ETSC has published its first Thematic Report which presents how in-vehicle safety equipment can improve and help manage work-related road safety. The report looks at the business case for investing in road safety at work, examines the most important technologies, gives examples of their use and recommends next steps for the EU, Member Sate governments and employers.

Download the PRAISE report here.

  • Death and injury on Oman's roads - crash statistics 1999 - 2008 published by road safety organisation Salim and Salimah, Oman.

For the first time, all Oman's published road traffic statistics from 1999 to end 2008 can be viewed on a new Salim and Salimah webpage. 

  • Study: The impact of Four-wheel drives on road traffic disability and deaths compared to passenger cars in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This study examines the pattern of injuries resulting from road traffic crashes involving four wheel drives (4WD) vehicles and passenger cars in the United Arab Emirates. Download the report here.

  • Study: Road traffic accidents in the United Arab Emirates compared to Western Countries.

This study was published in the international Journal 'Advances in Transportation Studies'. Download the study here.

  •  ETSC's Speed Monitor

The June issue of this tri-annual newsletter with the Czech Republic as country focus. Download the newsletter here.

  • PRI member : Road Safety Authority (Irish national road safety organisation)

Study - April 2009: Severe Weather Advice for Road users.

  • PhD thesis 'Measures to improve the safety of the older driver: In-car electronics and adjustments to intersection design'. Author: Ragnhild Davidse - Senior Researcher at SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands.

Specific in-car electronic assistance and adjustments to intersection design improve the road safety of drivers aged 75 and above. These measures can prolong the safe mobility of older drivers. This is the main conclusion of this PhD thesis. You can read a short review about the thesis in EuroSafe newsletter EuroSafe Alert Vol 4, Issue 3 on pages 19-20. For the review, click here.


Case studies and toolkits

  • A comprehensive list of case studies related to Road Safety issues, Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) website.
  • EuroNCAP: the European New Car Assessment Programme published by the European Commission. Click here.
  • iRAP Road Safety Toolkit

The iRAP Road Safety Toolkit was produced by the ARRB Group Ltd. For the iRAP Road Safety Toolkit, click here.

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