International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety, 2018 29 November - 06 December 2018, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India


IIT Delhi

VREF, Sweden





Mawana Sugars Ltd.

TATA Trusts

Tata Sons Pvt Ltd.


The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is organizing its 27th International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety in New Delhi, India, from 29 November - 06 December 2018.

A Young Research Symposium will be held on 7th December 2018.  Interested persons may register for the symposium. 

Course Objectives

This seven day Course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, trauma and pre-hospital care, 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.  The contents of the course are focused to give a global perspective to the road safety problem.  The course will have a common component for the first four days, followed by parallel sessions on Transport Safety Systems, Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Crashworthiness and Pre-hospital Care in the next three days.


This course will be followed by a one-day Young Researcher Symposium.  The symposium is to offer an opportunity to current doctorate students and recent graduates (graduated after 2013) working on different aspects of traffic safety to present and discuss their work with experts from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of traffic safety.

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, 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.

Be able to

Improve or start their own programmes on traffic planning and road safety, design data collection systems and avoid pitfalls common in data analysis. Propose and implement road safety countermeasures. Provide inputs for local and national road safety policies.


The Course will have a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge in English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policy making 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 -  29 November  -  01 December and 06 December 2018

Module 1

  • 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

Three separate concurrent sessions. 03 - 05 December 2018

Module 2A - Traffic Safety

  • Traffic safety
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non-motorised transport safety

Module 2B - Biomechanics and Crashworthiness

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

Module 2C - Prehospital Care and Trauma

  • Prehospital care and trauma
  • Principles of prehospital care 
  • Controversies in prehospital care
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • First aid training for laypersons

Young Research Symposium - December 07, 2018

This symposium will be beneficial for doctorate students and graduates engaged in traffic safety research.

Participants who wish to contribute to the symposium are requested to submit a one-page ready-to-print abstract.  Please include a 100 word biographical sketch of the presenting author alongwith the abstract

The following themes will be covered:

  • Transport Safety Systems
  • Traffic Safety
  • Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
  • Prehospital Care and Trauma


  • Indian industry, public sector and International participants - INR 35,000 or US$ 900
  • Indian educational institutions and research organisations - INR 8,000
  • Indian Students - INR 5,000

All fees include tuition, course material, lunches and tea/coffee between morning and afternoon sessions for seven days.


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


Loding arrangements (basic) in a nearby hotel for US$ 75/100 per day for a single/double room. 

3/4 star hotel: US$ 100/125 per day for a single/double room.


  • All applicants must complete the Course Application Form and send it before August 30, 2018 along with a brief bio-data. (Note: It is important that applicants observe deadlines as visa processing takes time)
  • Those selected will be informed by September 15, 2018


IRD Conference Room, Main Building, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.

Timings:  09:00 - 17:00 hrs 

Please email/post your application to:

Peter Tennent / Diya Walia


TRIPP Course Secretariat

D-1, Kalindi Colony, New Delhi-110065, India

Tel: +91 11 26919377, 26849399



    Faculty Members

  • Professor Anoop Chawla, IIT Delhi - Crash modeling

  • Professor Christer Hyden, Lund University, Sweden - Pedestrian and bicycle safety

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

  • Professor Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation planning

  • Professor Girish Agrawal, Shiv Nadar University, India - Safety legislation

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

  • Mr. Jacobo Antona-Makoshi, Japan Automobile Res. Instt., Japan - Crash safety

  • Professor K.N. Jha, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation engineering

  • Professor Kalaga Ramachandra Rao, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation engineering

  • Professor Karin Brolin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - Biomechanics

  • Professor Kavi Bhalla, University of Chicago, USA - Epidemiology and global health

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

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

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

  • Professor Shrikant Bangdiwala, University of McMaster, Canada - Data analysis

  • Professor Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Crashworthiness machanics

  • Professor 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

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