Transportation Engineering Seminar: Theories and research methods in Road Traffic Safety Science

The 8th annual transportation engineering scientific seminar "Theories and research methods in Road Traffic Safety Science" will be hosted by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Aalto University.
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For registration and further information, please se the the page

Programme May 6 th

  • 12:00 Registration, coffee
  • 12:30 Welcome
  • 12:35 Collision avoidance strategies: test-track vs. driving simulator Esko Lehtonen, Christian-Nils Boda, Marco Dozza (Sweden)
  • 13:15 Automation - improving safety? Merja Penttinen, Juha Luoma, Johannes Mesimäki (Finland)
  • 13:55 Higher education of transport safety - recognising key issues for future graduates Markus Pöllänen (Finland)
  • 14:35 Break
  • 15:05 Exploring driver and operator behaviour models in the context of automated driving Key note speaker: Pirkko Rämä (Finland)
  • 15:50 Scenario method incorporated in large surveys: an independent sample approach Igor Radun (Finland)
  • 16:30 Planning and design implications from traffic safety evaluation for tramway systems Ulla Saari (Finland)
  • 19:00 Workshop dinner

Programme May 7th

  • 8:30 Modelling crash frequencies by collision type: an emphasis on over-dispersion Mehdi Hosseinpour (Denmark)
  • 9:10 Matched case-control study to estimate the effects of traffic lane and shoulder width on the accident risk Petr Pokorny, Kelly Pitera (Norway)
  • 9:50 Safety effect of fixed speed cameras on state roads in Estonia Maria Pashkevich, Erik Ernits (Estonia)
  • 10:30 Break
  • 11:00 Identification of traffic conflicts using the Delphi method Tanja K. O. Madsen (Denmark)
  • 11:40 How humans perceive the severity of traffic events? Oksana Yastremska, Aliaksei Laureshyn (Sweden)
  • 12:20 Lunch
  • 13:20 Pedestrian safety during wintertime – prevention of single pedestrian injuries Glenn Berggård (Sweden)
  • 14:00 Cycling under the influence of alcohol – who and why? Mathias Vestgård, Trude Tørset, Petr Pokorny (Norway)
  • 14:40 The relationship between daily traffic and daily encounters, a micro-simulation study Carmelo D’Agostino (Sweden)
  • 15:20 Break
  • 15:50 General Meeting
  • 16:30 Closure

For further information about the seminar and participation, please contact NTSA Executive Committee ([email protected]) or the local organisers, Anne Silla ([email protected]) and Milos Mladenovic ([email protected]). If you need urgent help upon arrival to Espoo, call Milos Mladenovic directly +358 50 566 0974.

Nordic Traffic Safety Academy (NTSA) is a Nordic forum where academics meet to exchange information and experience in research and education. The NTSA was established by 13 academics from 7 Nordic universities and 2 research centres at its first meeting in Lund on May 18th 2011.

The first General Meeting decided that the aims of the NTSA would be “to promote scientific discussion within the road traffic safety society on a multidisciplinary base and to enhance the scientific aspect and status of road traffic safety as an academic discipline”.



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