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  1. Dinesh Mohan
  1. Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India (Tel and fax: +91 11 685 8705 , e-mail:

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    Course on road safety

    An international short course on the prevention and control of traffic accidents and injuries was organised by the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The course was organised in collaboration with INRETS of France and sponsored by the World Health Organisation and the Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. The course was attended by 22 participants from 11 countries; it was accompanied by three parallel workshops. The workshop on mobility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians was one of the preconference workshops held in Asia in preparation for Velo Mondiale 2000 to be held in Amsterdam in June 2000. The objective of the workshop was to focus on issues concerning mobility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in the Asian region. One of the major issues identified was that road and infrastructure designs for safety and convenience are not always available for the traffic mix present in Asian countries. Most of the designs developed in highly industrialised countries …

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