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Expert workshop

Challenges and Pitfalls in Quantifying the Safety Implications of Decisions in Designing and Managing Roads

When & Where & Format?

2 June 2022
10:00 – 16:00

The workshop is held physically (no online streaming) at the Department of Technology & Society in Lund. Se visiting instructions here.

Who should attend?

  • Road safety professionals
  • Students at PhD level
  • Road Authority staff working with traffic safety
  • Who is directly or indirectly involved in the decision making on road safety matters

What about?

Quantitative knowledge on crash modification factors (CMFs) for assessing the safety implications of decisions in designing and managing roads is vital for making the most cost-effective decisions from safety as well as operational perspectives. The reliability of safety measures is a key factor in the Vision Zero approach. The workshop starts by making the case for rational development and application of credible CMF knowledge for planning infrastructure safety interventions. This is followed by segments that address, with the use of case studies, the challenges and pitfalls in obtaining and applying that knowledge, with emphasis on key data and methodological issues. The last segment of the workshop is devoted to the challenges in obtaining CMF knowledge that remains elusive because of limitations in data and the capabilities of traditional methods. The potential of the use of surrogate measures to resolve this impasse and further advance our knowledge on safety implications of decisions will then be addressed in the actual or future mobility/infrastructure scenarios. The workshop will have several breaks for engaged discussion among participants.


The number of participants is limited to max 20.

Participation is free-of-charge, however registration is required. Lunch and coffee-breaks will be provided by the organisers.

Registration form

In case you plan to arrive to Lund the evening before, send a message to organisers since we might have a get-together for a dinner/drink.


Feel free to mail/call Carmelo D'Agostino:
+46 73 07 44 126

Dr. Bhagwant Persaud, a professor of Civil Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), has over 30 years of experience in modeling the relationship between safety and road characteristics, and in the development and application of these models for assessing the safety of roads and the safety effects of design and management decisions.

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