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The Unsolved Problem of Traffic Accidents Worldwide
The Unsolved Problem of Traffic Accidents Worldwide

Author(s): Agim Nuhiu, Ajten Ramadani
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Association of Scientists and Intellectuals of Kosovo
Keywords: Traffic; Accidents; Policing; Democracy; Liberty; Culture;Civilization;

Summary/Abstract: The problem of traffic accidents is not generally discussed as an issue with any political, philosophical, psychological, or cultural implications. What might such implications be? In terms of policing, countries and nations worldwide generally have quite a narrow focus on prophylaxis (road safety education, awareness campaigns, warning signs about speed limits, dangerous corners, etc.) and punishment (fines, trials, sometimes prison sentences for those who cause accidents). This paper argues that a broader and deeper analysis of the issue is needed, in order to understand (principally) and possibly pre-empt or at least remediate (secondarily) the harm and damage of traffic accidents. Methodology: systemic analysis and culture-critical analysis combined with perspectives from public policy, philosophy, democratic and libertarian political theory, and psychology. Conclusions will promote improved clarity and refreshed thinking about this important but misunderstood issue on the part of researchers and practitioners alike.

  • Issue Year: 3/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 71-76
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English