New web-based tool provides evidence to support decision making
Researchers have developed a new web-based tool to assist road safety stakeholders in their evidence based decision making.
The SafetyCube European Road Safety Decision Support System (SafetyCube DSS) offers ‘for the first time worldwide’, scientific evidence on the effects of various road safety risks alongside related countermeasures covering road user behaviour, roads infrastructure, vehicles and post-crash care.
The tool has been developed by SafetyCube - a collaborative research project with 17 partner institutions, funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Launched in 2015, the three-year SafetyCube project is being led by Professor Pete Thomas from Loughborough University.
Unveiled on 5 October, the SafetyCube DSS comprises an ‘innovative’ road safety tool that enables policy-makers and stakeholders to implement the ‘most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches’ to reduce casualties across Europe.
SafetyCube DSS allows users to search a number of different categories including risk factors, measures, road user groups and accident categories.
Developers say the tool is a ‘rich road safety resource for every decision maker, stakeholder and expert who is involved in investigating road safety risks or reviewing safety countermeasures’.
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