Worldwide, more than 1.3 million people are killed in a road traffic crash every year and the number of slightly or seriously injured is even higher. Ensuring safe transport for all is therefore of major importance for public health and society in general. To support development of targeted, efficient and research based policies and preventive measures DTU Management conducts research in the field of road safety.
The research covers well know safety critical aspects such as young road users, vulnerable road users, speeding, distraction and drunk driving but also emerging safety challenges associated with electric vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters, and other new transport modes and services.
The research focuses on the behaviour, capacities and competences of the road user, ergonomics and vehicle characteristics, infrastructure design as well as the interplay between the different elements. The research covers a wide range of methods and data such as (in-depth)crash analysis, surveys, register based studies, evaluation and intervention studies, and experimental studies including VR and simulation.
The research is done in close collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Transport and other key national and international stakeholders.Please get in touch if you have ideas for research projects or need an expert opinion.