TraSaCu – Traffic Safety Cultures and the Safe Systems Approach
Towards a Cultural Change Research and Innovation Agenda for Road Safety
Implementation period: January 2015 – December 2017
Donor: EU Horizon 2020 Program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant
Fund: 24, 400 EUR
Implemented in: Vienna (Austria), Athens (Greece), Tallinn (Estonia), Tirana (Albania), Ankara (Turkey), Helsinki (Finland), Pristina (Kosovo), Hague (Netherlands), Blacksburg (Virginia, USA), Bozeman (Montana, USA)
Implemented by: KFV – Austrian Road Safety Board, Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” (Greece), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development (Albania), METU – Middle East Technical University (Turkey), Traffic Research Center (Finland), Polis University, AMRKS – Kosovo Association of Motorization, SWOV – Institute for Road SafetyResearch (Netherlands), TCN – Telecommunications and Computer Networking (Albania), TU Wien – Technical University of Vienna, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), MSU – Montana State University Bozeman (USA)
TraSaCu is an EU-supported project aiming at discovering the cultural background and road user behavior patterns impacting the general road safety and traffic issues in today’s modern cities. Co-PLAN and Polis University, together with 11 other academic and non-academic institutions from 9 countries around the world, have participated in this project through staff exchange experiences and research. Since safety culture is identified as one of the main factors affecting road safety, TraSaCu project aims at:
- creating a public knowledge platform and building an institutional setting for research, to facilitate information exchange and dissemination between participating countries, and others);
- conducting methodical and comparable in-depth analysis of various traffic safety culture indicators;
- understanding the relationship between attitudes and behavior that affect traffic safety for the participant countries;
- developing a comprehensive model of traffic safety culture and formulating mechanisms of cultural change.
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