Violence and Injury Prevention

Road safety training manual

The Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual was officially launched in New Delhi on 4 December 2006 by the Transport Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) of the Indian Institute of Technology and WHO.

This training manual will equip users with useful information on how to:

  • Measure the magnitude and impact of road traffic injuries
  • Assess the key risk factors
  • Strengthen the evidence base for prevention
  • Implement promising interventions
  • Deliver post-crash care
  • Foster multisectoral collaboration
  • Formulate and implement road safety policies

The manual has been designed for a multidisciplinary audience including medical doctors and nurses, transport and road engineers, vehicle safety professionals, law enforcers, policymakers, urban planners and social scientists. It is composed of seven complementary units. Each unit is designed to promote interaction and action and includes learning objectives, examples, learning activities and practical exercises. Each unit is entirely independent and can be taught or learned separately. The structure of the manual also encourages facilitators and trainers to customize the content for different audiences.

We hope that the manual will contribute towards strengthening capacity to implement measures to prevent road traffic injuries in different settings around the world.

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Individual units and teaching aids (in english)

Unit 1: Magnitude and impact of road traffic injuries

Unit 2: Risk factors for road traffic injuries

Unit 3: Importance of evidence as a foundation for prevention

Unit 4: Implementing specific interventions to prevent road traffic injuries

Unit 5: Delivering post-crash care

Unit 6: Multisectoral collaboration

Unit 7: Formulating and implementing road safety policy

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