Transport Research Center contributes to improving the state of road safety, in particular through:
- Encouraging the publication and dissemination of the results of science and research
- Providing know-how to the state administration and local authorities in the field of road safety
For the next year we will contribute to the European Road Safety Charter with the following actions:
1) Through the National Road Safety Observatory we will inform general public about the results of research and development, examples of good solutions, the latest trends in the field of road safety and the problems related to road safety in transport.
The National Road Safety Observatory will be completed, in regular monthly cycles, with new data from the area of safe communication, safe transport environment and passive safety features of vehicles.
We will launch a new area with the aim to compare the accident rate at the regional level and gradually at the level of larger cities. In addition, each month during the period from April to October we will complete the observatory with the results of those measurements. With this extension of the Observatory content we will increase its visits by 30%.
This activity will be complemented by distribution of methodological guidance and technical conditions. Estimated number of distributed material is about 200 pieces per year. Specifically, it will treat technical conditions for the road marking, technical conditions for the zone “30 kms/hour”, etc.
2) We will cooperate with secondary schools and universities to help to educate professionals in the field of the whole spectrum of road safety,
This cooperation with universities will be implemented in particular through mutual increasing of knowledge and skills in the frame of training, participation in R & D (Research and Developement) projects in the field of Road Safety, providing education at Technical Colleges and Universities in all types of programs. Specifically, it will be experts from our institute who will contribute to ensuring the safety instruction to the police school in Jihlava and cover part of tuition at the Technical University of Ostrava and the Palacky University in Olomouc.
In the course of 2009 will reach 200 university and secondary school students.
3) We will organize professional seminars, training courses and at least one annual national conference with the publication of data on accidents on our website www.cdv.cz..
The public will be informed about Road Safety problems through seminars and conferences. We will communicate in particular on the following areas: the impact of infrastructure on road safety, aggressive behaviour of road users, Road Safety strategy at all levels. We will organize three seminars, the expected participation is 80 participants in each seminar. In addition, we plan to implement at least two accredited training courses aimed at road safety. This courses are designed for professionals from the regional and local authorities. We expect a participation of about 60 people. Our aim is that our website's visitors number increases up to 150 per day.
4) We will Promote the implementation of EP tools directives 2008/96 (Directive 2008/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on road infrastructure safety management ) on all roads. We will create the necessary guidelines for their implementation and enforce their application to all types of roads. For the implementation of this Directive into the legal systems of the Czech Republic we expect the assistance of the Ministry of Transport, in order to reach effectively its set aims. We will mainly work 4 basic guidelines for the different instruments of this directive. The next step will be training and certification of experts who will later implement these instruments (safety audits, safety inspections, evaluation of the impact on the safety and solutions for the places with specially high rate of accidents).