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Preventing sports injuries at the national level: Time for other nations to follow New Zealand’s remarkable success
  1. John W Orchard (johnorchard{at}
  1. University of Sydney, Australia


    Imagine yourself reading an editorial in Traffic Injury Prevention about the best system for preventing and managing traffic accidents. The editorial suggests that it is wrong for national governments to take an interest in preventing and managing road trauma. It argues that competition amongst car manufacturers, local governments and trauma hospitals can be relied upon to ensure road safety. It asserts that driving a motor vehicle is an inherently risky activity and motor vehicle users should not expect non-driving taxpayers to help fund national government involvement.

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