by Patricia Yañez-Pagans Ninety percent of deaths and injuries from road accidents happen in low- and middle-income countries, where direct and indirect costs are close to $100 billion a year. [su_quote] Friday evening, Juan was driving home. It was raining and he was tired. That week was rough: too much work, few free hours, and little sleep. But finally, it … [Read more...] about Are we effective at saving lives on the roads?
By Graham Watkins* A month ago I was bumping along a dusty road in the Beni (Bolivia) from San Borja to San Ignacio de Moxos. Someone in the car said that this road had been named as the “worst road in the world.” That reminded me of a 36 hours trip on the Georgetown-Lethem road (Guyana). We only had to travel 60 kilometers in an old British Army Bedford truck, but the … [Read more...] about How to avoid building more bad roads?