Evaluation Models in Road Safety: A Systemic Roadmap

DS 58-3: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 3, Design Organization and Management, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Fricheteau, Romain; Mekhilef, Mounib; Page, Yves; Hermitte, Thierry
Series: ICED
Section: Design Organization and Management
Page(s): 217-228


The evaluation of the road safety actions' effectiveness is one of the main activities carried out in road safety research departments. Safety actions refer to security measures such as regulations and recommendations for the policy level, security system for car manufacturers. Each safety action follows a detailed set of functional specifications. The evaluation is the process of assessing the designed actions against these specifications. By its ability to create new knowledge, the evaluation is also used to improve these actions to better anticipate new needs. Given the complexity of the evaluation activity and its context, the existing knowledge is insufficient. This situation reflects the lack of a theoretical framework. In particular, there is no way to identify emerging assessment issues due to the insertion of new security systems and the emergence of new users' behaviors. This paper deals with the construction of a theoretical framework that to be used as a guide for the evaluation process in term of the building of new evaluation models for specific stakeholders and viewpoints based on the expertise of evaluators and on the documentation of previous evaluations.

Keywords: Road safety, evaluation activity


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