Effective interventions in road traffic accidents among the young and novice drivers of low and middle-income countries: A scoping review

Gyan Gifty, Sabah Mohd Zubair* (Corresponding Author), Amudha Poobalan, Kumar Sumit

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Abstract

Problem considered Road traffic accident (RTA) is the ninth leading cause of global mortality and are also contributes mortality rates among young adults aged 15–29 years. This paper aims to conduct a comprehensive review to provide evidence of effective interventions of RTA prevention among young adults. Methods Three databases, MEDLINE, Embase, and PsychINFO, were searched. Eligible articles were practical behavioural and technological interventions directly affecting young drivers. The quality assessment used critical appraisal tools from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). A narrative approach was used to analyze data of the 1107 articles identified, 17 articles met the inclusion criteria. Six studies used a driving simulator; five studies were educational training interventions; one used an incentive and in-car GPS, and one video-based training. One intervention used a vehicle warning system. A motorcycle simulator intervention and two-hybrid interventions, a pc-training and field training, and a driving simulator and vehicle training were also identified. Result The Green Light for Life, a training program, was emphasized as it was a simple intervention, using parent influences to improve injury crash rates by 12.7% p 
Original languageEnglish
Article number100865
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume12
Early online date17 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Young adults

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