Traffic Safety and Injury Control - Spring 2015
(Civli and Environmental Engineering C265, cross-listed with Public Health C285)
This course applies principles of engineering, behavioral science, and vision science to preventing traffic collisions and subsequent injury. A systematic approach to traffic safety will be presented in the course, and will include (1) human behavior, vehicle design, and roadway design as interacting approaches to preventing traffic crashes and (2) vehicle and roadway designs as approaches to preventing injury once a collision has occurred. Implications of intelligent transportation system concepts for traffic safety will be discussed throughout the course.
This year we will feature two special modules: Global Road Safety and Road Safety Management in a Multimodal Environment.