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Education and Training of Road Safety Auditors on the Implementation of Human Factors Principles in Safe Road Design

  • Sophia VardakiEmail author
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

Highway engineers are required to have the appropriate knowledge and tools to enable them to perform effectively in their work but must also be aware that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. The Greek road safety audit training program and educational materials developed for the training of engineers of highway projects who want to be certified as road safety auditors is the first official systematic effort for the training and certification of highway engineers working in the private and public sector. This paper presents the training objectives and an overview of the topic of ‘Human factors in safe road design’ of the training course and the educational material, which represents a new area in the training of highway engineers.

Keywords

Human factors Road systems engineering Professional development Road safety management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering, Department of Transportation Planning and EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens (NTUA)‎AthensGreece
  2. 2.Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT)Thermi, ThessalonikiGreece

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