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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5762M Road Safety Management

15 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Samantha Jamson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Road accidents is a cost of mobility. This cost is applicable to individuals, such as injuries, as well as to other road users, such as to reduced journey time reliability due to occurrence of road accidents. While accidents are unexpected events, there is established evidence indicating the causation between a range of factors and accident occurrence. This module covers problem identification and solution development, in terms of policy, engineering application, and evaluation, as well as the ISO standard for Road traffic safety (RTS) management systems.


This module aims to
- Establish a sound understanding of road safety issues associated with different road environments and road user groups
- Deliver an understanding of how road safety management together with traffic management can meet community and organisational objectives
- Develop students ability to identify road accident patterns and apply appropriate solutions to tackling road safety issues.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module the students will be able to:
- establish the contribution of different factors to accident causation;
- identify road safety issues in terms of road environments and user type;
- demonstrate data analytic skills;
- develop solutions for road safety issues;
- understand how effective management is a tool for identifying road safety objectives and delivering solutions;
- evaluate priorities of countermeasures;
- communicate issues and solutions to the audience.

Skills outcomes
Critical thinking, analysis, appraisal, teamworking, communication and dissemination.


- Mobility and road safety issues
- Road accident data collection and analysis
- Role of human, vehicle and environment factors in road accidents
- Road safety and traffic management for urban, rural and motorway environments
- Facilities for Vulnerable Road Users
- Road safety engineering
- Road safety audit
- Education, Training and Publicity
- Enforcement
- Evaluation of road safety
- Road safety policies
- Technology and road safety

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours130.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Sufficient effort is expected for further reading after each lecture, as well as for seeking relevant literature and collating evidence across a range of sources for completing the coursework. Support to private study will be offered by face-to-face discussions, as well as by VLE forums.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students learning progress will be monitored by in-class responses and the process during the workshops as well as the group work associated with the field work. Students will be fully supported during the process of completing their coursework via a variety of channels including physical discussions as well as virtual environment (e.g. VLE forums, emails etc). Feedback on coursework performance will be provided assisting the students to understand weakness in the submitted work and suggesting ways that work can be improved.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2000 words50.00
Group ProjectRoad Safety Design Project50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

There are two pieces of coursework: Coursework 1: this is a report completed by each individual student Coursework 2: this is a group work, consisting design of infrastructure, and presentation of the entire process to the class Re-sit of coursework 2 will be on an individual basis and capped at 50.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 16:33:10


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