"Don't wait for accidents to happen"

29 Lund – Sweden

How to assess traffic safety? – Adapting methods to future challenges


20-21st October 2016


Organisers:  Åse Svensson, Aliaksei Laureshyn




The workshop was organised in co-operation with Transport & Roads, Department of Technology and Society, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.

Programme Book of abstracts
Participant list Group Photos


Key Note Sessions
Chair: Matus Sucha & Åse Svensson

How to assess traffic safety? – Adapting methods to future challenges Presentation
Christer Hydén
Traffic safety of tomorrow – a conflict-free system Presentation
Maria Krafft


Vulnerable road users
Chair: András Várhelyi

Towards Developing a Bicycle Riding Behaviour Questionnaire Presentation
Mohsen Fallah Zavareh
Elaborating on best practise for traffic calming pedestrian crosswalks Presentation
Full paper
Lars Leden
Pedestrian Crossings near Elementary schools Presentation
Matus Sucha
The strength of the safety-in-numbers effect is inversely related to cyclist and pedestrian volume Presentation
Rune Elvik


Social structures
Chair: Elisabth Füssl

Road user’s behaviour in Estonia: what has changed in 2001 – 2015 Presentation
Juri Ess
Impacts of connected and automated driving from the road operator perspective Presentation
Risto Kulmala


Traffic conflict technique
Chair: Aliaksei Laureshyn

Can the Delphi method complement or replace time-based measuring of conflicts between vulnerable road users? Presentation
Morten Lind Jensen
Understanding aberrant driving behaviour in Nigeria using the traffic conflict technique Presentation
Chinebuli Uzondu
Developing Evasive Action-Based Indicators for Identifying Pedestrian Conflicts in Less Organised Traffic Environments Abstract Tarek Sayed
How to identify safety critical events in naturalistic datasets Abstract Tibor Petzoldt
Validation of surrogate traffic safety indicators Presentation
Carl Johnsson


Observation techniques
Chair: Lena Hiselius

Observing observation of road user behaviour: A scoping review into current practices in scientific literature Presentation
Wouter van Haperen
Advantages and challenges of a video-based experiment to investigate drivers’ speed choice at work zones Presentation
Full paper
Renata Steinbakk
What is going on here? – Exploring Interaction of Cyclists and Car drivers in Vienna with regard to perceived change and stagnation of cycling policies Presentation


Elisabeth Füssl
The use of surrogate measures of safety in site-based observations of road traffic: a scoping review Presentation


Tim De Ceunynck
RUBA – video analysis software for road user behaviour analyses Presentation
Tanja Kidholm Osmann Madsen


Chair: Wouter van Haperen

Survival or deviance? A discussion of motives governing driver behaviour Presentation
Truls Vaa
The effect of wind turbines alongside motorways on drivers’ behaviour Presentation
Stijn Daniels
Cyclist Behaviour and Safety Assessment at Discontinuities in the Cycling Network: Adopting Surrogate Safety Analysis using Video Data Presentation
Matin Nabavi Niaki
GOGREEN – An Austrian national project to assess the influence of greenery on the behaviour of road users Presentation
Full paper
Karin Ausserer
General Traffic Safety Culture Model: Case Study of Estonia Presentation
Anton Pashkevich


Chair: Tibor Petzold

Roundabouts converted for road trains and the effect on vehicle speed Presentation
Niels Agerholm
Development of a speed-based surrogate roundabout safety measure Presentation
Ondrej Gogolín


Poster session
Chair: Nicole Muhlrad

Frequency and Severity of Pedestrian and Cyclist Accidents in Warsaw Abstract Piotr Olszewski
Learning of Mannered Driving by Knowing own Cognitive Style of Empathizing-Systemizing Abstract Shunji Taniguchi
Autonomous Cars: Benefits, Risks and Perspectives Abstract Anton Pashkevich
Social media and Traffic safety in India Abstract Thomas Rajesh
The role of fines and rewards in the self-regulation of young drivers: methodological and conceptual issues Abstract Wafa Elias
Are weather parameters suitable predictors of road safety outcomes ? Abstract


Ruth Bergel-Hayat
Is there any connection between road classification and driving speed in Slovenia? Abstract Boštjan Celan
Speed Choice and Curve Radius on Rural Roads Abstract Niels Agerholm
Impact analysis of additional ambulance vehicle beacons Abstract Andreas Leich