Powered Two and Three Wheeler Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries: Usage, Risk Factors and Effective Interventions for Safety
Keywords: Powered Two-Wheelers
Powered two and three wheeler (PTW) vehicles are widely used throughout low and middle income countries (LMIC) globally, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. They are used for personal transport, often for whole families, and for commuters and transport of goods, but are also implicated in high crash and injury rates. While there has been significant research in high income countries on risk factors and development of interventions focused on safety, much less has been done in LMIC. We sought to identify burden, risk factors and effective interventions for safety, and disseminate these via a Good Practice Guide (1).