Assessing the health impact and social costs of mopeds: feasibility study in Rome (2004)



By Michele Faberi, Marco Martuzzi and Franco Pirrami
2004, xviii +194 pages
ISBN 92 890 1062 2

This report, of a feasibility study carried out in Rome, assesses the health impact of the use of mopeds. The study presented a method for measuring the negative effects on the general population of using mopeds as a means of transport. It provides data on the use of mopeds, emissions and accidents and provides a preliminary evaluation of the burden of disease brought on by their use. The economic burden and scientific uncertainty are also discussed. The report makes recommendations and outlines specific needs for further research.