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Reducing a leading cause of death… by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
May 19, 2009, 4:30 pm
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Traffic accidents in the developing world kill as many people each year as malaria and cause twice as many deaths as war and other violence combined. James Habyarimana and William Jack tried a novel approach to reduce this deadly toll in an experiment in Kenya. They posted signs in a random sample of 1,000 minibuses encouraging passengers to speak up and criticize reckless driving. The result: insurance claims for the sample fell by as much as two-thirds, and claims involving injury or death fell by one-half. Learn more in this study published by the Center for Global Development and funded by AUSAID. If you don’t have time to read the full article, the abstract is informative as a summary.

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