Evaluation of a five-year Bloomberg Global Road Safety Program in Turkey

Özkan, Türker
Lajunen, T. J.
Hyder, A. A.
Objective: Turkey was included in the Bloomberg Philanthropies funded Global Road Safety Program (2010-14) with Ankara and Afyonkarahisar (Afyon) selected for interventions to manage speed and encourage seat-belt use. The objectives of this study are to present the monitoring and evaluation findings of seat-belt use and speed in Afyon and Ankara over the five years and to assess overall impact of the program on road traffic injury, and death rates in Turkey.


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WALLEN WARNER, H; Özkan, Türker; LAJUNEN, TIMO JUHANI (Elsevier BV, 2009-07-01)
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Citation Formats
S. GUPTA et al., “Evaluation of a five-year Bloomberg Global Road Safety Program in Turkey,” PUBLIC HEALTH, pp. 0–0, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/42088.