October 28, 2016

Training Course on Road Safety Audit

Rationale

Road network expansion, increased motorization and urbanization in the country have been accompanied by a surge in road accidents leading to road injuries and fatalities. Today, road traffic injuries tops the list of leading causes of deaths. Road Safety Audit was established in order to prevent such road traffic incidents. This is a formal process where an independent and qualified audit team examines and reports on the traffic accident potential and safety performance of a future road project or a traffic management scheme on an existing road. RSA has the greatest potential for improving safety and is most cost effective when it is applied to a road or traffic design before the project is built. It is in this context that Training Course on Road Safety Audit was offered by UP-NCTS, which has a pool of experts in the field of transportation planning and traffic engineering and management. This course will use existing course materials and resources to maximize hands-on experience and ensure internalization as well as retention of the concepts being presented. The training gives an overview on principles and fundamentals of road safety, statistics/trends, causes and factors of crashes, road safety audit concepts, accident analysis and various road safety facilities. Basics of geometric design of highway sections and their applications together with intersection design elements are also presented.

Target Participants

Municipal/City planners, Municipal/City engineers, traffic engineers, transportation planners, local and national government personnel involved in transportation and related functions

Objectives

At the end of the training, the participants will be able:
1. To become familiar with road safety issues relevant to local traffic context;
2. To enhance their knowledge and skills in improving road safety; and
3. To establish professional and friendly relationships among experts and other participants.

Course Outline

Module 1. Fundamentals of Road Safety Audit
Module 2. Road Safety Facilities
Module 3. Geometric Design of Highway Sections
Module 4. Intersection Design Elements
Module 5. RSA Guidelines and Procedures (Design/Plans/Pre-opening/Existing Road)
Module 6. Accident Analysis
Special Lecture: International Road Assessment Program (IRAP)

Participation Fee

Php 12,000 per person, inclusive of training kit, course materials, certificate with holder, lunch, and snacks. Please make checks payable to UP National Center for Transportation Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPNCTSFI).

Minimum Degree Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree.