Delivering International Training in Road Safety Data and Analysis


Delivering International Training in Road Safety Data and Analysis

March 27, 2018

The Agilysis team are excited to be back in Tallinn running a two-day course on Evaluating Road Safety Interventions for the Estonian Roads Authority.  The approach taken in the UK towards evaluating the impact of road safety interventions such as engineering and enforcement schemes is well developed with a strong focus on trying to understand the effect of the scheme and discounting other factors which may be influencing observed results.

We believe that there are several simple techniques that can be used by other road administrations to review the effectiveness of their own schemes and to target ‘dangerous roads’ based on existing evidence.  Rather than outsource the analysis and evaluation there is a desire to improve the skills and knowledge of the internal team and this course offers an opportunity to learn about best practise from the UK as well as achieve a practical outcome in revealing the impact of a specific road safety intervention in Estonia.

The two-day course will therefore provide a mixture of lectures and workshops tailored to the needs of the ERA.  The course outline if as follows:

Road safety data sources

Collision data – International standards, UK STATS19

Traffic Surveys

Compliance data

Simple techniques for reviewing performance

Road safety trends

Pre- and post-intervention collision counts

Using collision and casualty rates

Collision density

Risk rates

Population statistics

Confounding factors

Regression to mean

Vehicle improvements

Education and enforcement


International standards

Inter-urban routes

Urban environments and vulnerable road users

MAST Online

Multi-dimensional analysis

Socio-demographic profiling

Data visualisation

Publishing information

Informing stakeholders

Analysing interventions


Data requirements

Case studies

RAPTOR tools

Practical evaluation

Speed cameras in Estonia

The final session involved using pre-supplied data on speed cameras in Estonia and analysing them using the tools and techniques covered in the previous sessions.  Agilysis and the ERA will continue to work on this data to see how effective the techniques and training were.

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