• Elaborate Course: Road Traffic Safety

ElaborateCourse: Road Traffic Safety

精品课程:道路交通安全

I. TEACHING GOALS

                        The course is open to undergraduate students at the School of Transportation at the Southeast University. The primary goal of the course is to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals and analytical methods of road trafficsafety. The course is taught in English. Through the course the students are expected to:

1.The capability to solve practical engineeringproblem related with traffic safety using the knowledge in this course

2.The capability to conduct research independently inthe area of traffic safety;

3.The capability to make technical presentation in English;and

4.The English technical writing skills

II. REQUIREMENTS

ATTENDENCY POLICY

            Students arerequired to attend all class meetings and be punctual. Attendance willbe taken during every class meeting. At the end of the semester, an excellentattendance record will be used to positively impact the final course gradewhile a poor attendance record (missing or being tardy for more than two classmeetings during the semester) will result in a lower course grade.

MAKE-UP/MISSED WORK POLICY

            Specialaccommodation may be granted in the event of exceptional circumstances beyondthe control of the students such as a medical condition, family tragedy, etc.All such circumstances must be explained and supported by proper verifiabledocumentation.

LATE WORK SUBMISSION

            Work that is submitted late will bepenalized by an amount equal to 10% of the maximum possible score for each dayof delay.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY

The academic dishonestypolicy of this course is in direct accordance with that of the SoutheastUniversityas outlined in the SEU Graduate Catalog. Essentially, academic dishonesty(plagiarism, cheating, and disruption of academic process) will not betolerated under any circumstances and will result in severe consequences.Appropriate action will be taken on a case-by-case basis at the discretion ofthe instructor within the broad policy framework of the university.

GRADING POLICY

            There are two exams in the course. Theexams are intended to test the student’s appreciation for the concepts andissues covered in the class. A combination of absoluteand relative (curve) scores will be used to assign final course grades.

            Discussion in Class                                   20%

Quiz                                                          15%

Exam                                                         25%             

Term Project                                              30%

Attendance/homework punctually            10%

COURSE MATERIAL

·Course notes and other materials prepared by theinstructor will be made available through internet.

·Additional handouts will be photocopied and providedin class, as needed.

TERM PAPER

·Eachstudent must partner with One or TWO other students to research a topic and submit a term paperbased on the research. The area must deal directly with the topics coveredin this class. This exercise is intended to provide the students an opportunityto study a certain topic in-depth and prepare a synthesis of the knowledge andissues related to the chosen topic. Thetopic research exercise is a collaborative effort between two/three students.

·A neatly typed proposal of the term papershould be prepared and submitted. The proposal should include as much information as possible about the problemstatement, research objective, research scope, sources of literature, andresearch tasks of the term paper. The proposalmust be submitted in the middle of the semester.

·Theterm paper must be neatly typed and submitted in a journal-ready format. The paper must follow the TransportationResearch Board guidelines for manuscripts (available at http://www.trb.org). All format, length, andfont/table/figure/reference styles specified by TRB guidelines must be followedin the preparation of the paper.

·Eachgroup of students will make a 15 minute presentation on the term paper. Thepresentation should provide an overview of the paper and contain all parts of astandard technical presentation. Students are free to use audio-visual aids oftheir choice.

III. Teaching Syllabus (chapters, includingsections)

  

Module            TopicAreas

1                       Fundamentals of Road Traffic Safety

2                       Factors Contributing to Road Accidents

3                      Road Safety Policy Making

4                      Basic Statistics in SafetyAnalysis I

5                      Basic Statistics in SafetyAnalysis II

6                      Observational Before and After Study I

7                      Observational Before and After Study II

8                      Crash Modeling Techniques I

9                      Crash Modeling Techniques II

10                    Surrogate Safety Measures

11                    Traffic Conflicts Technique in Safety Assessment

12                    Road Safety Management I

13                    Road Safety Management II

  

IV. Teaching Calendar

Week

Course Contents

1

Fundamentals of Road  Traffic Safety

2

Factors  Contributing to Road Accidents/Road Safety Policy Making

3

Fundamental  Statistics in Safety Analysis I

4

Fundamental  Statistics in Safety Analysis II

5

Course Discussion

6

Observational  Before and After Study I

7

Observational  Before and After Study II

8

Course Discussion

9

Crash Modeling  Techniques I

10

Crash Modeling  Techniques II

11

Course Discussion

12

Surrogate Safety  Measures

13

Traffic Conflicts  Technique in Safety Assessment

14

Course  Discussion

15

Road Safety Management I

16

Road Safety Management II

17

Final Exam

18

Presentation of Term Paper