Professionalism in road safety work requires that decisions affecting people’s safety are based on knowledge about the effects of planned or applied measures. Road safety measures influence not only road safety, but also may affect accessibility, travel time, transport costs and the environment. A systematic assessment of these effects with scientific methods should form the basis for road safety decisions. A prerequisite for this task is reliable knowledge about the effectiveness and efficiency of the road safety measures.
The course includes topics such as: accident causation, factors contributing to road accidents, accident-based safety assessment, observational studies, cross-sectional studies, before-and-after studies, non-accident-based safety assessment, safety performance indicators, behavioural observations, traffic conflict studies, benefit-cost and cost-effectiveness analysis and meta analysis.
THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
The Department of Technology and Society at Lund University has for a long time been active in the research and education regarding 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 include: Traffic Safety Management, Speed Management, Traffic Surveys, Black-spot Analysis, Behavioural Studies, Road Safety Measures, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). He also has field experience from working in developing countries.
Road safety professionals, preferably with a background in Civil Engineering
Course duration and venue
One week at Lund University. The course can also be tailor-made for organisations and thus 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 the 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.