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Ministry of Urban Development
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Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Government of India

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

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Independent Council for Road Safety International





The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, organized its 26th International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety in New Delhi, India, from 01-07 December 2016.

A Young Research Symposium held on 8th December 2016. 

Course Objectives
This seven day Course aims to brought together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, trauma and pre-hospital care, and acquaint them with state-of-the-art information.  The course was especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, mechanical and automotive engineers, law enforcers, and police officers.  The contents of the course are focused to give a global perspective to the road safety problem.  The course will have a common component for the first four days, followed by parallel sessions on Transport Safety Systems, Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Crashworthiness and Pre-hospital Care in the next three days.

The course followed by a one day Young Researcher Symposium.  The symposium was to offer an opportunity to current doctorate students and recent graduates (graduated after 2012) working on different aspects of traffic safety to present and discuss their work with experts from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of traffic safety.

The objective of the course was that by the end of the Course the participants should:

Be aware of

Be able to Participants

The Course had a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge in English. The participants was selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policy making and implementation of safety measures. An attempt was made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law enforcers, social scientists and medical professionals.

Host Institution

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

The faculty members associated with TRIPP have been involved in safety research for the past two decades. The Institute has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology. The members of TRIPP have expertise in epidemiological studies, designs of vehicles and safety equipment, traffic flow modelling, transportation planning and care of injured persons.

Course Outline

* Common for all participants -  01 - 03 December, 2016

Module 1
Transport Safety Systems

Three separate concurrent sessions - 04 - 07 December, 2016

Module 2A
Traffic Safety
Module 2B
Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
Module 2C
Prehospital Care and Trauma
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non motorised transport safety
  • Frequency and nature of injuries
  • Biomechanics of impact
  • Injury severity scaling
  • Vehicle crashworthiness
  • Principles of pre-hospital care
  • Controversies in pre-hospital care
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • First aid training for lay persons
  • Course Coordinator

    Professor Geetam Tiwari,  IIT Delhi

    Anoop Chawla, IIT Delhi, India: Crash modeling
    Christer Hyden,
    Lund University, Sweden: Pedestrian & bicycle safety
    Dinesh Mohan,  
    IIT Delhi, India: Bio-mechanics and road safety
    Geetam Tiwari,  
    IIT Delhi, India: Transport planning
    Girish Agrawal,  Shiv Nadar University, India: Safety legislation
    Hermann Knoflacher,
    Technical University of Vienna: Traffic calming and road designs
    Karin Brolin,
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: Biomechanics
    Kavi Bhalla,
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA: Biomechanics and public health
    K.N. Jha,
    IIT Delhi, India: Structure and construction safety
    K.R. Rao, IIT, Delhi, India: Transportation engineering
    Mathew Varghese, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India: Pre Hospital Care
    Philippe Vezin,  IFSTTAR, France: Vehicle safety and biomechanics
    Puneet Mahajan, IIT, Delhi, India: Crash helmets & human vibration
    Shrikant Bangdiwala, Univ. of North Carolina, USA: Data analysis
    Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India: Crashworthiness mechanics
    Sylvain Lassarre,
     IFSTTAR, France: Risk analysis