This report presents a review of the road accident problem in selected cities in developing countries. It shows, for a number of cities, the distribution of accidents by type of road, class of road user and vehicle involved.
It was found that in the cities studied, the road accident fatahty rates @er ticenced vehicle) were up to thirty times greater than in cities in the developed world.
Studies ofroad-user behaviour carried out in a number of Third World cities are described. Results show driver behaviour to be markedly poorer at pedestrian crossings and signrdcontro~ed junctions in the Third World cities than at similar sites in two cities in Great Britain.
A range of remedird measures that can be introduced at relatively low cost in Third World cities are described.