Traffic Safety Management, 6 credits (TNK091)

Traffic Safety Management, 6 hp

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ghazwan Al-Haji

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Norrköping o
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Norrköping v

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme
  • Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

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

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for master programme/master level.

Intended learning outcomes

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.

Course content

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

Teaching and working methods

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.

Examination

UPG3Written project work and oral presentationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG2AssignmentU, 3, 4, 51 credits
UPG1Written project work and oral presentationU, 3, 4, 52 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Ghazwan Al-Haji

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 57 h
Recommended self-study hours: 103 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Evans, Leonard, (2004) Traffic safety
ISBN: 0975487108
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. : Science Serving Society, c2004.Evans, Leonard, (1991) Traffic safety and the driver
ISBN: 0442001630
New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1991.

Additional literature

Books

Evans, Leonard, (2004) Traffic safety

ISBN: 0975487108

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. : Science Serving Society, c2004.

Evans, Leonard, (1991) Traffic safety and the driver

ISBN: 0442001630

New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1991.

UPG3 Written project work and oral presentation U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG2 Assignment U, 3, 4, 5 1 credits
UPG1 Written project work and oral presentation U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits

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