Transport and Roads' contract education, with custom-made courses in the field of transport, is intended for traffic planners and engineers working in governmental and municipal positions.
Road Safety Management
Duration: 2 weeks
The aim of the course is to teach participants a scientific approach to and establish a system view of road safety. The course shall give a broad knowledge in ”Road Safety Management”.
After participating in the course the student shall:
• Comprehend the road traffic system – Man, Machine and Environment, Accidents and their consequences, Factors influencing the number and severity of accidents, Behavioural issues, Conditions and needs of vulnerable road-users, children, elderly and disabled road users, Evaluation of Road safety measures.
• Be able to critically analyse Road safety policies, Organisational issues and Programmes for monitoring road safety.
• Have an elevated awareness on the importance of road safety issues for the welfare of the society.
The course comprises problem based case sessions, lectures and workshops.
The Traffic Conflict Technique
The course is a five-day training course in the Traffic Conflict Technique. This technique is an effective method for examining traffic safety and evaluating the effects of safety measures. The course comprises the Swedish Traffic Conflict Technique in theory and practise, including indoor training as well as field work in terms of registering and judging conflicts and testing reliability.
Contact: Andràs Vàrhelyi
Vulnerable Road Users
Duration: 5 days
Vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) pay the toll for the negative effects of motorisation, with non-proportionally high fatality and injury rates. In many countries, pedestrians and cyclists have little choice but to travel along roads in close proximity to motorised vehicles, put in high risk situations, which inevitably leads to large numbers of vulnerable road user casualties. In many countries, these vulnerable road user groups are not even considered in traffic surveys, which form the basis of road improvement schemes. Hence, planners and engineers do not incorporate measures for vulnerable road users.
The aim of the course is to improve knowledge about the needs and conditions of vulnerable road users, their road safety situation, methods to study the problems and countermeasures to improve their situation.
Road Safety Audit and Inspection
Duration: 5 days
Road Safety Audit (RSA) and Inspection (RSI) are formal safety performance examination of existing or future roads by an independent audit team. It qualitatively estimates and reports on potential road safety issues and identifies opportunities for improvements in safety for all road users. RSA and RSI represent an additional tool within the suite of tools that currently make up a multidisciplinary safety management system aimed at improving safety. Well implemented and well-functioning RSA and RSI save life and money. A Road Safety Auditor should have experience in road safety engineering, linked to an understanding of traffic engineering and traffic management, road design and road construction techniques and road user behaviour.
The aim of the course is to give the participants knowledge and training in the principles and tools to plan and perform a Road Safety Audit and Inspection in a systematic and documented way. The content of the course are the specific phases of Road Safety Audit, Procurement, Review, Analysis, Reporting, Arbitration and finalization.