ABOUT THE COURSE
Black-spot analysis and treatment is a systematic and scientific indentification of hazardous road locations ("sites with promise") in the road system. It is part of a remedial process that aims to develop appropriate and cost-effective treatments for such sites.
The analyses are based on the Empirical Bayesian method for identifying hazardous road locations, followed by the steps of a remedial programme. These steps may include diagnosing accident patterns at the identified hazardous sites, specifying the safety problems, selecting countermeasures, prioritizing sites for treatment, performing a benefit/cost analysis, and assessing the effects of the implemented countermeasures.
THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
The Department of Technology and Society at Lund University has long been active in the research and education of road safety. Its multidisciplinary composition includes expertise in civil engineering, psychology and sociology. The department offers graduate courses in Traffic Planning, Traffic Engineering and Highway Engineering, as well as specially designed courses for practitioners.
András Várhelyi is the main tutor or the course. Dr. Várhelyi has a PhD in Transport Engineering and has 20 years teaching experience of problem based learning. His main areas of research interest are: Traffic Safety Management, Speed Management, Traffic Surveys, Black-spot Analysis, Behavioural Studies, Road Safety Measures, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and he also has field experience from working in developing countries.
Road safety professionals, preferably with a background in Civil Engineering.
Course duration and location
One week at Lund University. The course can also be tailor-made for organisations and carried out at their locations.
14 500 SEK (Approx. 1600 Euro), VAT excluded.
Fee includes lectures, literature, course binder, coffee breaks, welcome lunch, farewell mingle, certificate and medical insurance.
Application to course is binding. At cancellation 4 weeks before the course start the participant will be billed 7000 SEK. At cancellation less than 2 weeks before the course start the participant will be billed full amount.
Substitution of participants is allowed at any time and without charges, but it is advisable that such should take place at the start of the course.