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Valid for year : 2013
TNK091 Traffic Safety Management, 6 ECTS credits.
/Traffic Safety Management/

For:   KTS   TSL  


Prel. scheduled hours: 72
Rec. self-study hours: 88

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Transportation Systems Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

Road traffic accidents are a worldwide public health and economic problem. The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic theoretical and practical knowledge about traffic safety theories, causes, problems and countermeasures.
After completion of the course the student will be able to
  • Understand the size, quality and the trend of the road safety problem in different societies.
  • Identify the main accident factors, exposure and accident risks.
  • Determine which factors influence the number and severity of accidents.
  • Study and evaluate different applications e.g. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that enhance road safety.
  • Set up a national traffic safety activity plan over 5-15 years period of time.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Admission requirements for master programme/master level.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course includes lectures and group works. Each group of students should prepare seminar presentation by the end of each part of the course and be opponents on each other’s papers.

Course contents:
The course is divided into two parts of which the first covers factors of importance to road safety as well as their effects on traffic safety:
  • Traffic safety and society development in a global perspective
  • Speed and safety
  • Alcohol and driving
  • Motorcyclists safety
  • Pedestrians and cyclists safety
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Driver education and licensing
  • Traffic police management
  • Road safety campaigns
  • Traffic engineering
  • Vehicle safety
  • ITS applications in road safety
The second part will be an analysis of the traffic safety situation on a regional or national level covering:
  • Setting up of activity plans for safety and analysis of its effects
  • Set up of a National Traffic Safety Program

Course literature:
Materials will be handed out during the course
Electronic library available at the course homepage
One recommended book to read: Traffic Safety and the Driver by Leonard Evans, editions 1991 & 2004.

Written project work and oral presentation
Hand-in assignment
Written project work and oral presentation

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: Ghazwan Al-Haji
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Last updated: 06/19/2013