Project leader: Professor Pete Thomas
SafetyCube provides a new Decision Support System (DSS) to develop an in-depth understanding of the causes of road accidents and guide road safety stakeholders to identify the most cost-effective measures that will address the most pressing road safety problems.
Analytic methods were developed to ensure that risk factors and measures concerning the road, road user and vehicle were all evaluated in a comparable manner. State of the art evaluations of accident risk factors and safety measures based on accident data analysis were at the heart of the project. Key road safety themes (hot topics) were used to develop and demonstrate the integrated approach of the project and the future potential of the DSS. The current emphasis on serious injuries was a major topic addressed within the project. An operational framework was established to ensure the continuation of the DSS, providing a future facility whereby stakeholders can commission further safety reviews and impact studies.