• Road Safety Course in Delft

  • 17-28 September 2018


    In many low and middle income countries (LMIC's), the number of road traffic fatalities and serious injuries are high with mortality rates up to ten times higher than the best performing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year 1.25 million people are killed in road crashes and it is estimated that annually as many as 50 million people are injured in road crashes . According to the WHO, almost 90% of traffic casualties occur in low and middle income countries. Not only is this a tragedy for all concerned, also from an economic point of view this leads to a tremendous loss of (human) capital.

    This development is not imperative, however. It is demonstrated that even in countries with a strong economic growth and a rapid increase of motorization, a reduction of fatalities and injuries can be reached through implementing effective road safety strategies. The Netherlands is one of these examples.

    Since the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and the recent acceptance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in which road safety is included, the political priorities have been clearly set. Now it will come down to design the cost-effective national strategies and implement action plans. The Road Safety Course in Delft aims to present to you the vast knowledge and expertise underpinning strategies and action plans.  Our course leader professor Marjan Hagenzieker and the lecturers are recruited from the world’s leading experts on road safety. They will provide you with the latest state of art. 

  • New director

    Prof. Fred Wegman, one of the founding fathers of Delft Road Safety Courses (DRSC), stepped down as director and leader of many road safety courses in Delft and abroad. Since 2011 he made great efforts to make DRSC (www.delftroadsafetycourses.org) a respected institute for transferring knowledge on road safety to low and middle income countries. Having achieved this goal after six successful years of postgraduate training courses, he expressed last year his wish to hand over his duties as director to a successor. 

    In cooperation with Fred Wegman we did succeed in finding a successor to continue this valuable role. The Board of DRSC has appointed prof. dr. M. (Marjan) Hagenzieker, professor Traffic Safety at Delft University of Technology, as director and course leader of the Road Safety Course in Delft as of 1st January 2018. Marjan Hagenzieker is internationally well-known in the field after 30 years as researcher and scientific advisor at the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV. Since 2014 she has taught in Delft the master course Traffic Safety and supervises master students and PhD’s on road safety projects. Students in Delft make up a highly international population from all over the world, including low and middle income countries. Marjan has a special interest in innovative educational methods such as e-learning and other interactive teaching methods. 

    With great pleasure we confirm that Fred Wegman is prepared to continue his support to DRSC-activities in the future. 

    We all are looking forward to continuing our cooperation with you. Feel free to contact Marjan Hagenzieker (dir@delftroadsafetycourses.org) or me (chair@delftroadsafetycourses.org) for further enquiries. 

    Yours sincerely, 

    Alphons Hennekens Chair of the Board of DRSC 

  • Previous courses

    "The best course ever, with 20 participants from 17 countries: Iran, Armenia, Bangladesh, South Africa, China, Vietnam, Romania, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Brazil, Indonesia, USA, Nepal, Algeria, Cambodia, Morocco.

    All participants, sharing the same passion: ROAD SAFETY!"

    With special thanks to Ali Zayerzadeh for this quote.

  • Delft Road Safety Courses is a cooperation between the following organizations