On April 20, 2017, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) assistant scientist, Dr. Qingfeng Li, participated in a stakeholders meeting on road safety in Shanghai, China as part of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).
Over 20 people attended the one-day meeting, including international road safety experts and representatives from the Shanghai Health Promotion Committee, the Shanghai traffic police, and the Shanghai Transportation Committee.
Dr. Li presented the latest BIGRS monitoring and evaluation findings for Shanghai, including results from four rounds of observational studies. His findings showed only 24% of electronic bike riders wear helmets, less than 5% of child passengers were properly restrained, and slightly more than half (55%) of front passengers use seatbelts.
During the meeting, the road safety experts discussed a road infrastructure renovation plan, media campaigns, police training, and a project evaluation plan.
Dr. Qingfeng Li presents the latest findings for Shanghai