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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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MALAGA, Hernán. Actions and strategies for the prevention and control of road traffic injuries: peruvian experience by levels of prevention. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.2, pp.231-236. ISSN 1726-4634.

This article aims to describe the main actions that are being developed in Peru for primary and secondary prevention of road traffic injuries, considering the epidemiological aspects that characterize the Peruvian experience, as reported in other countries. At the primary prevention level, it addresses issues related to the timing restriction of the sales of alcoholic beverages, detection of drivers with positive testing for alcohol in blood and the chosen driver. Regarding secondary prevention, the studies on black spots and the impact containment barrels are presented, also a brief overview of the pre-hospital care systems in the case of road traffic injuries. There is a need for better characterization of the problem, in order to establish healthy public policies regarding traffic accidents, there is a need for evidence-based reviews and studies of economic evaluations.

Keywords : Accident prevention; Accidents, traffic; Policy making; Alcohol drinking; Perú.

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