International Course on Road Safety Audit, Biomechanics and Crashworthiness, and Road Construction Safety, 2020 01-15 December 2020, IIT Delhi

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India

Independent Council for Road Safety International

World Health Organisation, SEARO, India

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India


The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is organizing its 30th "International Course on Road Safety Audit, Biomechanics and Crashworthiness, and Road Construction Safety" in New Delhi, India, from 01 - 15 December 2020.

Course Objectives

This two weeks Course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, road construction safety and acquaint them with state-of-the-art information.  The course is especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, mechanical and automotive engineers, law enforcers, and police officers.  It focuses to give a global perspective on the road safety problem.  The first three days will include a module for all participants, followed by three parallel sessions on road safety audit, biomechanics and crashworthiness and road construction safety. 

  • Week 1: (5 days) Online participation. 
  • Week 2: Online participation (without IRC certificate). 
  • Participants in the Road Safety Audit module will get a "Road Safety Auditors Certificate", after fulfilling the requirements as recommended by the Indian Road Congress (IRC).*(Submission of the practical audit report and a written exam - later in February 2021 Dates will be notified in due course)

By the end of the Course the participants should:

Be aware of

  • The latest scientific knowledge regarding traffic planning, prevention of traffic accidents and injuries, construction safety issues and current advances in vehicle crashworthiness and restraint systems. 
  • Policies and methods which have been shown to be successful and those that have not worked in the past.

The Course will have a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge of English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policymaking and implementation of safety measures. An attempt will be made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law enforcers, social scientists and medical professionals.

Host Institution

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The faculty members associated with TRIPP have been involved in safety research for the past two decades. The Institute has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology. The members of TRIPP have expertise in epidemiological studies, designs of vehicles and safety equipment, traffic flow modelling, transportation planning and care of injured persons.

Course Outline

The course content is organized as follows

Common for all participants-  01-05 December 2020

Module 1A

  • International overview of injuries
  • Injury as a public health problem
  • Systems approach to injury control
  • Enforcement legislation and education
  • Data analysis and risk factors
  • Human tolerance to injury

04-05 December 2020 

Module 2B - Biomechanics and Crashworthiness (CANCELLED)

  • Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
  • Frequency and nature of injuries
  • Biomechanics of impact
  • Injury severity scaling
  • Vehicle crashworthiness

Two separate concurrent sessions 7-15 December 2020

Module 3A - Road Safety Audit

  • Traffic safety
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non-motorised transport safety
  • Written exam
  • Submission of practical audit report

Module 3B - Road Construction Safety

  • Construction safety issues
  • Temporary structures safety 
  • Issues in road construction
  • Reliability and maintainability
  • Accident analysis & prevention technique
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment


Avail Early Bird Discount of 50% if register before 15th November 2020 (online participation)

Week 1 - Online participation 

  • Indian industry, public sector and International participants - INR 17,700.0 or US$ 250
  • Indian educational institutions and research organisations - INR 7,080.00
  • Indian Students - INR 3,540.00

Week 2 (Online participation - Refer to brochure)

  • Indian industry, public sector and International participants - INR 29,500.00 or US$ 500
  • Indian educational institutions and research organisations - INR 11,800.00
  • Indian Students - INR 8,260.00
  • Participation option for the "Road Safety Audit" module   - INR 59,000 (in-person) - certificate from IRC after completion (Postponed to February 2021)

{Fees are inclusive of 18% GST}


Very limited funds are available for partial support.  For details please refer to the course application form.


Lodging arrangements (basic) in a nearby hotel can be arranged at a cost.

Registration deadline

All applicants must complete the course application form and submit it alongwith a brief biodata 

Online: November  15, 2020

(Note: it is important that applicants observe deadlines as visa processing takes time)

Those selected will be informed by November 25, 2020

    Faculty Members

  • Amarjit Singh, Univ. of Hawaii, USA - Structure and construction safety

  • Anoop Chawla, IIT Dehi, India - Crash modeling

  • Dilip Patel, SVNIT, Surat, India - Structure and cnstruction safety

  • Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi, India - Biomechanics and road safety

  • Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation planning

  • Girish Agrawal, OP Jindal Global Univ., India - Road safety law and policy

  • Hermann Knoflacher, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria - Traffic calming and road design

  • K.N. Jha, IIT Delhi, India - Structure and construction safety

  • K.R. Rao, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation engineering

  • Kavi Bhalla, Univ. of Chicago, USA - Epidemiology and global health

  • Mathew Varghese, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India - Prehospital care

  • Puneet Mahajan, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets and human vibration

  • Sanjeev Sanghi, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets and turbulent flow

  • Shrikant Bangdiwala, Univ. of McMaster, Canada - Data analysis

  • Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Crashworthiness mechanics

  • Sylvain Lassarre, IFSTTAR, France - Risk analysis and management

Correspondence address

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India

Phone: +91-11-26596361; 26596557

Fax: +91-11-26858703


Venue :

IRD Conference Room

7th Floor, Main Building

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India

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