The Policy Research Centre for Traffic Safety carries out research in 5 work packages:


WP1: Data & Indicators

This work package consists of the collection, analysis and dissemination of data and indicators concerning traffic safety. These analyses will be used to develop a road safety monitor for Flanders and to publish a yearly road safety report. More >>


WP2: Risk analysis

This work package focuses on the analysis of registered data. In addition to the study of accidents and exposure data, characteristics of the road infrastructure and spatial elements are also analysed. More >>


WP3: Human behaviour in relation to system components vehicle-enironment

In this work package the focus is on the idea that road accidents are considered to be the result of a failure in one or more elements (driver, environment, vehicle) of the road system. Innovative solutions are explored for each of the three dimensions. More >>


WP4: Development of road safety measures

The focus in this work package is on technological and educational strategies that might intrinsically motivate drivers to behave safely. More specifically three different approaches with respect to behaviour influencing will be investigated, namely simulator-based training, in-vehicle technology and road design & infrastructure. More >>


WP5: Ranking and evaluation of measures

The aim of this work package is to evaluate various traffic safety policies and to provide a ranking of publicly acceptable measures. The goal is to meet the traffic safety targets of the Flemish government, while ensuring that the available resources are used in the best possible way. More >>




The Policy Research Centre for Traffic Safety carries out policy relevant scientific research under the authority of the Flemish Government. The Centre is the result of a

cooperation between Hasselt University, KU Leuven and VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research.


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