Influence of road speed restrictions on the incidence and severity of head injuries

Rose Innes, A. P. ; Le Roux, C. J. G. (1974-12)

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A comparative survey has been made of patients with head injuries admitted to hospital in 1973 and 1974, before and after the introduction of fuel saving measures, which included road speed restrictions. The severity and incidence of injury are shown to have decreased dramatically. It is concluded from this that the main cause of the improvement has been reduced road traffic speeds. A plea is made that they be permanently maintained.

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