Session 18 Harri Peltola

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Session 18 Harri Peltola

  1. 1. Traffic Safety 2025 research programme in Finland - Analysis tool for accident databases as an example Transportforum 2011 Harri Peltola & Juha Luoma VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  2. 2. Traffic Safety 2025 research programme - idea <ul><li>The overall objective of the program is to support decision making for national traffic safety goals. Specifically, the annual number of road fatalities in Finland should be less than 250 in 2010 and 100 in 2025. In rail traffic, the goal is to maintain a safety level involving no fatalities or serious environmental damage. </li></ul><ul><li>The research program involves multidisciplinary traffic safety research in the areas of road traffic and rail traffic, with a main focus on technical countermeasures and applications. In the program, applied and customer-oriented research is conducted so that it contributes to overall traffic safety goals and the advancement of the participating organizations and companies. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Traffic Safety 2025 research programme – members in 2010 <ul><li>A-Katsastus Group </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Transport Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Transport Safety Agency, Trafi </li></ul><ul><li>Michelin Nordic AB </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Neste Oil Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>VR-Group </li></ul><ul><li>VTT </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research topics 2008 – 2010 <ul><li>Traffic safety approaches and visions of the transport system </li></ul><ul><li>Internet based analysis tools for accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Condition of tires – during summer and winter </li></ul><ul><li>Uninspected vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Bus fires </li></ul><ul><li>Internet based traffic safety tests </li></ul><ul><li>Driving speeds and reducing speeding </li></ul><ul><li>Security threats in rail transport and safety management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of costs of railway accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic control during railway work </li></ul><ul><li>Driver behaviour at level crossings </li></ul>
  5. 5. Analysis tool for accident data, ONHA - contents An Internet-based programme has been built up to analyse: - numbers of accidents and their consequences - circumstances of accidents and their locations - involved parties and persons in them - NO RISK FOR PERSONAL PRIVACY With ONHA one can: - group and crop the data - show trends and background variables - produce tables and figures (cross-tabulation!) - make statistical comparison of distributions
  6. 6. ONHA- a short demo
  7. 7. Use of ONHA- selecting the used data = Accidents in 1995-2009, a drunken motor vehicle driver involved
  8. 8. ONHA- results = A table (to be saved as *.csv) and a picture (*.png)
  9. 9. Example 1: Share of drunken drivers and who got the consequences in 1995−2009 Percentage of all killed persons by accident type % Who died:
  10. 10. Percentage of all killed persons by accident type Example 2: Involvement of heavy vehicles and who got the consequences in 1995−2009 % Who died:
  11. 11. <ul><li>VTT on the Internet: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vtt.fi/?lang=en </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Safety 2025 -project on the Internet: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vtt.fi/proj/tl2025/index.jsp?lang=en </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator of the project: Research professor Juha Luoma, </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , phone +358 40 581 9053 </li></ul><ul><li>More info on the Accident analysis tool, ONHA: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , phone +358 40 506 9064 </li></ul>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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