Throughout the summer school, participants will be, over eight days of theoretical and practical work, introduced to the state-of-the-art finding related to the main factors of road safety: the human factor, the road and its environment and the vehicle. Through the practical part of the summer school, participants will be introduced to the basics of traffic accident analysis based on the actual data obtained from a crash test. In addition, a field road safety inspection will be organized.
The main goal of the summer school is to provide the broad and expert education related to the advanced concepts and elements of road safety and thus increase their knowledge and competence.
INTRODUCTION DAY, 30/08/2021
GOAL: To review the state of road safety in the EU and introduce the participants to contemporary road safety strategies
HUMAN FACTOR, 31/08/2021
GOAL: To introduce the participants to human perception and how visual information in road traffic is processed; to familiarize the participants with the patterns of road user’s behavior and how they make decisions in different traffic situations and conditions.
ROAD AND ENVIRONMENT, 01/09/2021
GOAL: To extend participants’ knowledge of different concepts of safe road design; introduce and elaborate the contemporary concept of self-explaining and forgiving roads; present the application of a driving simulator in road design and safety analysis .
ROAD AND ENVIRONMENT, 02/09/2021
GOAL: : To extend participants’ knowledge of safe road infrastructure; evaluate the effect of different low-cost measures related to traffic signalling on driver behavior and overall road safety; familiarize participants with road safety assessment program (iRAP) and its application worldwide; acquaint participants with the problems related to road design and vulnerable road users.
GOAL: To give a preview of current state-of-the-art technologies in vehicles aimed at increasing road safety; to provide a basic knowledge of autonomous vehicles and related problems.
04 – 05/09/2021
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS, 06/09/2021.
GOAL: Introducing the participants to the methodologies of traffic accident analysis and expert evaluation based on the actual data obtained by the crash test.
ROAD SAFETY INSPECTION, 07/09/2021
GOAL: Introduction of the participants with the basic concepts and regulations related to road safety inspection in the EU. Also, the goal is to familiarize participants with the road safety inspection process.
ROAD SAFETY INSPECTION - FIELD WORK, 08/09/2021.
GOAL: Introduce participants to the basic concepts and regulations related to road safety inspection in the EU; familiarize them to the road safety inspection process.
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