EBRD launches “first of its kind” e-learning course for road safety engineering

by Nov 5, 2020News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Sustainable Mobility

We’re delighted to share the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s new road safety engineering e-learning course, which provides “comprehensive guidance on how ensure road development projects prioritise safety for all road users”.

Our Director Emma MacLennan, who has reviewed the course, says: “This course has been designed for road engineers, but it has relevance for all road safety stakeholders. The course content is significant for policy makers, traffic police, civil society, donors, and others to help them better understand road safety, the Safe System approach, and their role in it.” Emma MacLennan, EASST

The course website describes it as “high-quality content, developed in collaboration with global road safety and engineering experts, covers 15 core topics related to road safety engineering and audit from speed management to stakeholder engagement and climate resilience. It provides participants with an understanding of the different measures essential for well-functioning road infrastructure safety management as required under EU Directive 2008/96/EC on Road Infrastructure Safety Management.”

All road users have a right to travel safely and must be accommodated in road design and planning. By providing a safer infrastructure, road engineers, planners and designers have an important role to play in preventing human suffering and reducing the economic and social costs of road crashes.

Officially endorsed by key stakeholders within the global road safety and development communities, including the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, FIA Foundation, and the Asian Development Bank, the course offers a series of video-lectures, exercises, case studies, essential resources, further reading, and quizzes in a flexible and accessible format for working professionals to complete at their own pace. Upon passing a final exam, participants are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

The course is free and available in English and Russian. Find out more about how to access the course at https://ebrdelearning.com/sign-up.

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