Led by CIHT Dubai, this webinar will look at injury crash data and how it can be used to make roads safer.
For those based in the UAE, this webinar will begin at 18:00 GST.
Whilst we all strive to reduce the number of death and injury on our roads, road traffic collisions are actually a rare and random event. Statistical variation can play a major role in crash data and care needs to be taken in its interpretation. We need to ensure effort and budget is focused on actual problems, not a perceived one. Incorrectly used, crash data can mislead road and traffic planners and engineers, and result in unnecessary schemes and projects.
This seminar looks into injury crash data, what to look for and how to estimate if the numbers presented are due to a change in risk at a site or simply the statistical variation of random numbers. The presentation will also cover the "health warnings" about crash data such as issues with co-ordinates or bias in witnesses. The use of crash statistical “norms”, various statistical tests, significance levels and the importance of using control sites will all be touched on.
The webinar will be of interest to anyone seeking to make the roads safer, whether in the UAE or elsewhere, and of particular interest to those who use crash data in their work.
David George is Road Safety Specialist for Al Ain City Municipality & has specialised in road safety engineering since 1996. He has led teams on thousands of road safety audits in UK, Europe and Middle East, as well as writing, developing and presenting a range of road safety training courses, speaking at various national conferences, and appearing on television on road safety issues. David is a past Vice-Chair of the Society of Road Safety Auditors, SoRSA.