A new two-week course on road safety in low and middle income countries is open for appliaction. As in 2017 the course is offered by Delft Road Safety Courses (DRSC) in association with FIA Foundation. Both organizations build on several successful years of running this and similar training programmes.
The course will be held at 17-28 September 2018, at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Today the course has been opened for registration.
Introduction to the DRSC
In many low and middle income countries (LMIC's), the number of road traffic fatalities and serious injuries are high with mortality rates up to ten times higher than the best performing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year 1.25 million people are killed in road crashes and it is estimated that annually as many as 50 million people are injured in road crashes . According to the WHO, almost 90% of traffic casualties occur in low and middle income countries. Not only is this a tragedy for all concerned, also from an economic point of view this leads to a tremendous loss of (human) capital.
This development is not imperative, however. It is demonstrated that even in countries with a strong economic growth and a rapid increase of motorization, a reduction of fatalities and injuries can be reached through implementing effective road safety strategies. The Netherlands is one of these examples.
Since the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and the recent acceptance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in which road safety is included, the political priorities have been clearly set. Now it will come down to design the cost-effective national strategies and implement action plans. The Road Safety Course in Delft aims to present to you the vast knowledge and expertise underpinning strategies and action plans. Our course leader professor Marjan Hagenzieker and the lecturers are recruited from the world’s leading experts on road safety. They will provide you with the latest state of art.
To find out more, or to pre-register for the course for 2018, click on the link below.
Road Safety Course in Delft 2018