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Traffic on roads consists of road users including pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, buses and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel. Traffic laws are the laws which govern traffic and regulate vehicles, while rules of the road are both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic.

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Organizations relating to Traffic

Latin American Information System on Trade and Environment / Montevideo, Uruguay
Fondation TerrEspoir / Bussigny, Switzerland / Est. 1996
International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, 1910 / Est. 1910
International Grooving and Grinding Association / Coxsackie NY, USA / Est. 1972
Wheat Trade Convention, 1967 / Est. 1967
International Slurry Surfacing Association / Glen Ellyn IL, USA / Est. 1962
Association for the Central Europe-Atlantic Road / Mâcon, France / Est. 1967
Arrangement Regarding International Trade in Textiles / Est. 1973
International Association of European Manufacturers of Glass Beads for Safety Road Markings and Other Industrial Purposes / Fleurus, Belgium / Est. 1980
European Economic Area / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
Wheat Trade Convention, 1971 / Est. 1971
European Union Road Federation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998
European Road Transport Research Advisory Council / Brussels, Belgium
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy / Minneapolis MN, USA / Est. 1986
Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs, 1946 / Est. 1946
European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998
Amend / New York NY, USA / Est. 2004
HeadWaters International / Minneapolis MN, USA
Agreement Regarding Tourist Traffic / Est. 1938
European Welding Association / Courbevoie, France / Est. 1988
ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1981
VITA / Oklahoma City OK, USA / Est. 1982
International Traffic Medicine Association / Chongqing, China / Est. 1960
Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of and Traffic in Obscene Publications / Est. 1947
Working Group on Tourism and Development / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1977

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World Problems relating to Traffic

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Overpopulation of shipping vessels
Export of banned pesticides
Tax impediments to international motor traffic
Road traffic restrictions

Action Strategies relating to Traffic

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Structuring road traffic
Researching road safety
Researching tourism and road safety
Initiating traffic pathway designs
Reducing transport emissions
Facilitating international maritime traffic
Campaigning against trafficking in women
Using communication traffic analysis
Developing alert systems to detect illegal traffic in dangerous products
Making regional assessments of illegal traffic in dangerous products
Strengthening developing country capacities to prevent illegal traffic in dangerous products
Defining vice and sex traffic offences
Strengthening capacity to detect illegal traffic
Improving traffic education
Reducing ecologically unsustainable marine traffic
Discouraging airline travel
Monitoring illegal traffic in hazardous waste at the regional level
Developing inland traffic
Reducing vice and sex traffic offences
Improving traffic rights
Risking traffic accidents
Congesting traffic
Prosecuting vice and sex traffic offences
Setting up information systems to detect illegal traffic in hazardous waste
Reducing crowding at airports

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