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Highway Safety

Highway safety is a complicated science that rises to an art form as ordinary drivers perceive what engineers communicate to them in the road design, what government policies and education campaigns communicate in laws and in shaping public discourse, and what the culture of the driving public adds to their perception. This area of scientific and communication research ultimately has a profound impact on the well-being of citizens and the communities where they live and travel.

Highway safety is a worldwide concern because an estimated 1.2 million people lose their lives in road crashes each year, and as many as 50 million are injured. It is expected that close to 2 million lives will be lost each year on roadways by the year 2025. This human ...

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