Road Safety Fundamentals

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Carlos Llorca Garcia [L]
  • Ana Tsui Moreno Chou
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2021
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline


  • 13.04.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 20.04.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 27.04.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 04.05.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 18.05.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 01.06.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 08.06.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 15.06.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 22.06.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 29.06.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 06.07.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 13.07.2021 08:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.

Admission information


The main goal of the class is to learn about road safety theory and applications. This includes to understand concurrent factors of road crashes, to analyse and interpret road safety data, to build safety prediction models and to design safety countermeasures in both rural and urban roads. The course carries out a review of international practices of road safety from the civil engineering perspective, which can be applied to motorized and non-motorized users (pedestrian or cyclists). Proposed tools and measures are useful to account for road safety in all the lifecycle of a road infrastructure from its planning to its design and management.


The class is organized in the following major topics: - Introduction: Main concurrent factors: drivers, roads and vehicles. Driver behaviour theoretical models. - Statistical tools for modelling road safety: Statistical distribution of crashes, regression models, Safety Performance Functions, Crash Modification Factors, before/after studies. - Vulnerable Road Users: Pedestrian, motorcyclists and cyclists. - Safety countermeasures: Measures to increase safety on rural roads. Measures to increase safety in urban areas. - Tools for road safety management: Road safety audits, Highway Safety Manual, Interactive Highway Safety Design Model, etc. - Future trends in road safety: Effect of connected and automated vehicles.