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Module

CEG8410 : Road Safety

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Neil Thorpe
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide the techniques to analyse data and prepare programmes to reduce accidents by providing a better human/vehicle/road environment. This module also develops understanding of policy and practice in the key areas of road safety management, accident analysis and prevention and road safety audit techniques.

Outline Of Syllabus

Part A: Road safety Policy
1. To understand the scale and nature of the road accident problem in the UK and how it compares internationally; road safety responsibilities; definition of road accidents; and accident causation.
2. How road safety fits within national and local transport policy.
3. How to manage the safety process, urban and rural road safety management, road safety research and recent road safety developments.

Part B: Accident Investigation and Prevention
1. How road accidents happen and are recorded.
2. Accident data, storing of accident data, the use of accident data, and interpreting accident data.
3. Selecting and prioritising locations for investigation, statistical analysis of accidents, in depth analysis of individual locations, defining the road accident problem, difference between site and route analysis, area wide road safety schemes, options for treating accident problems, monitoring the effectiveness of measures and estimating accident savings and economic benefits.

Part C: Road Safety Audits
1. What is the Road safety Audit procedure, and what are aims and objectives, roles and responsibility; history of road safety audit, road safety audit and design standards, road safety audit tasks, various stages of safety audits; common identifiable problems.
2. How to structure a road safety audit report, identify common problems.
3. Case studies and site visit; what to look for on site visits

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

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