The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Road safety and injury

It is estimated that nearly 1.2 million people die, and between 20 and 50 million are injured or disabled, as a result of road accidents annually, which in turn places great pressure on health systems globally.

The George Institute focuses on research targeted at identifying ways to reduce the death toll and increase safety on our roads, especially among more vulnerable groups such as children, young and elderly drivers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Programs include a community-led driver licensing support program to help young people tackle the challenges that arise with obtaining a licence, a pre-school based education initiative and observational study to improve appropriate use of child restraints, and research into the driving patterns, mobility and safety of older drivers.