Course Objective

  • Provide comprehensive road safety training covering the fundamentals of road safety including measuring safety and the methods to solve safety problems.
  • Target a primary audience of transportation engineers and planners working in the public, private, and academic sectors.
  • Provide training for a variety of experience levels, through several course modules. Introductory topics meant for professionals with basic experience and more advanced topics meant for professionals with intermediate to advanced experience are covered.

Course Outline

  • The Extent and Nature of the Road Safety Problem: A Global Perspective
  • Road Safety: A Paradigm Shift
  • Fundamentals of Road Safety
  • Types of safety data (qualitative and quantitative) and their sources
  • Safety data collection, quality, and management
  • Methods of measuring safety
  • Collision Modification Factors (CMFs)
  • Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) and their application
  • Empirical Bayes (EB) method in road safety
  • Network screening and its main elements
  • Tools available for safety problem diagnosis
  • Countermeasure selection process
  • Economic appraisal
  • Project prioritization
  • Safety effectiveness evaluation


  • Foundations of Road Safety
  • Conventional Methods to Measure Safety
  • Advanced Methods to Assess Safety
  • Screening, Diagnosing, and Remedying Road Safety Problems
  • Economic Analysis, Periodization, and Evaluating Road Safety Countermeasures