Staton CA, De Silva V, Krebs E, Andrade L, Rulisa S, Mallawaarachchi BC, Jin K, RicardoVissoci J, Østbye T. High road utilizers surveys compared to police data for road traffic crash hotspot localization in Rwanda and Sri Lanka. BMC public health. 2016 Jan 20;16(16). 53 p. PMID: 26792526 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4719689
Road traffic crashes (RTCs) are a leading cause of death. In low and middle income countries (LMIC) data to conduct hotspot analyses and safety audits are usually incomplete, poor quality, and not computerized. Police data are often limited, but there are no alternative gold standards. This project evaluates high road utilizer surveys as an alternative to police data to identify RTC hotspots.