Human Factors in Traffic Collisions

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Civil Engineering
Department Name: Civil Engineering

Objectives:

The course examines the human factors involved in traffic collisions to improve the understanding of the causes, types and solutions to traffic collisions. The course will examine physiological and psychological aspects of the human road user that influence behaviour and will look in detail at driver capability, the tasks required of drivers and pedestrians in specific road environments; how road uses adjust and compensate to their physical environment and what specific vulnerabilities they exhibit. The course concludes with an examination of engineering, educational and enforcement approaches that may address some of the vulnerabilities that have been uncovered.

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Duration: 1 week
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: M Tabesh
Contact Person Email: mahsa@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2017