Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP)

International course on transportation planning and safety to be held in India in December

27 August 2004

The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS), and the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impacts (IRCOBI) are organizing a seven-day International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety. Hosted by TRIPP, the course will be held in New Delhi, India, from 9 - 15 December 2004. The course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning and safety promotion to acquaint them with the state-of-the-art information in the field. The course is especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of law enforcers, police officers, traffic and road engineers, behavioral scientists, and mechanical engineers. The contents of the course are especially focused on a global perspective on the road safety and injury control problems. With a view to starting or improving their own programs, participants will learn about the latest findings in methodologies for traffic planning and prevention of traffic crashes and injuries as well as policies and methods which have been shown to be successful or have not worked in the past.

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