The 2018 TAG workshop will take place on 10 & 11 April 2018 in the Headquarters of TUEV Rheinland Akademie, Am Grauen Stein 27, 51105 Cologne, Meeting Room: Rheinland A and B, and will focus on the integration of road safety data/analyses into the ongoing development of the theoretical test. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our member VdTÜV - Verband der TÜV e.V. for their kind offering to host the workshop.
The workshop aims for considering potential benefits of and ways on how to use road safety data for the ongoing development of the theoretical exam e.g. by the creation of task content or task formats. Participation in traffic is – as other fields of daily life - underlying certain changes, for instance due to societal, demographic and/or technical developments. In this context, also issues referring to road safety are potentially subjected to change. Road Safety Data provide a useful source of (up-to-date) information in order to conceptualize and implement appropriate safety measures and policies in the fields of engineering, enforcement, education and encouragement (4 E’s of road safety measures).
The consideration of road safety data, analyses and related findings might be also valuable for the progressive conceptualization of the theoretical exam, for the task development and the optimization of task formats within the driving licensing systems. So, it offers one potential way, among others, to adequately prepare novice drivers to cope with situations and circumstances, which are proven by (statistical) evidence as unsafe or even dangerous.
However, this view might be also too optimistic and overestimates the potential of road safety data/analyses for the optimization of theoretical exams. The consideration of road safety data and its potentials arises also the questions what are the limits of such an (data-driven) approach, what are possible barriers hampering the use of data/analyses or what are possible pitfalls in terms of misinterpretation of data?
Objective: The TAG-workshop intents to focus on some aspects of these questions in detail and aims for discussing within the community of experts the advantages and disadvantages of a systematic integration/consideration of road safety data for the theoretical exam. Among others, following leading questions are supposed to be tackled:
- What are potential benefits to systemically integrate road safety data into the development of the theoretical exam?
- What are reasons for usage of findings from road safety research. What are reasons for doing not?
- What kind of measures/indicators do road safety analyses provide for consideration within the developmental work of theoretical exam (e.g. crash stats, risk indicators, surrogate safety measures?)
- What is the current practice in different countries? Do you and how do you consider which indicators of road safety? How do several (partners) proceed to feed in findings of analyses into the task development?
- What are barriers for using road safety data in the development of the theoretical exam?
- What are necessary requirements for using road safety data (data quality, informative value of data, [e.g. based on national crash statistics, can I judge the crash risk by inattention due to using cell phone while driving?], data access).
- What kind of measures/efforts are needed to improve the integration of road safety data/analyses into the developmental work for the driving licensing system. What demands can be drawn on this?
Once again, the TAG intends to make all CIECA members participate very actively in the workshop, so come ready to interact with other CIECA members on this issue.
- Fee: This members'-only event is free-of-charge.
- Location: TUEV Rheinland Akademie, Am Grauen Stein 27, 51105 Cologne, Meeting Room: Rheinland A and B
- Information for participants
- Accommodation: art'otel, Holzmarkt 4, Cologne 50676, Germany. Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your accommodation in the mentioned hotel, mentioning the code CIECA. You will have to provide a credit card number in order to guarantee your booking. Deadline to book your room: 12 February 2018. More information about the hotel and procedures for booking your rooms can be found in the document with the information for participants.
- Registration: Please click on the registration button below and fill in the online registration form. The registration deadline for this event is 28 March 2018.
- Working language: English.