227-0308 – Road and Rail Traffic Safety (BSŽD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Transport Constructions
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladislav Křivda, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
227-0308/01 2011/2012 4
227-0308/02 2015/2016 5
227-0308/03 2015/2016 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Define the principles of road safety. Define conditions for railway transport safety. Know the rules governing traffic safety. Rate of transport accidents. Identify and classify security risks in transportation.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Course students learn about road safety issues articulated in the areas of vehicle, infrastructure and human factors. An integral part will be familiar with the statistics of traffic accidents, accident monitoring system in the CR and abroad, with the methods and analysis procedures DN, the methods of identifying risk. They also become familiar with the instruments of the European Parliament and Council 2008/96/EC. Attention will also be given active and passive vehicle safety, aggressive behavior, HMI (Human Machine Interface). The course also gain knowledge about different types of rail systems and security equipment, security capabilities, railway crossings, risk factors for railway crossings, including related legal and technical regulations. Last but not least, the lessons focus on rail accidents and the process of investigation, evaluation.

Compulsory literature:

- Tzanakakis, K.: The Railway Track and Its Long Term Bahaviour. 2013. ISBN 978-3-642-36050-3 - Rudin-Brown, Ch.M.; Jamson, S.L.: Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety – Theory, Evidence and Action. 2013. ISBN 978-1-4398-5667-3 - The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The Highways Agency, Department for Transport, United Kingdom, http://www.dft.gov.uk/ha/standards/dmrb/

Recommended literature:

- Design Manual. Washington State Department of Transportation, USA, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/manuals/m22-01.htm - CA O'Flaherty and co.: Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering. Publisher's Note: Transferred to Taylor & Francis, 2012. - Juan de Dios Ortúzar, Luis G. Wllumsen: Modelling transport. 2011. - Roger P.Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane: Traffic Engineering, 2004. - Roger Brockenbrough, Kenneth J. Boedecker, jr.: Highway Engineering Handbook, - Denos C. Gazis. -- Boston: Traffic theory , 2002. Standarts: - EN 15273-1:2013 - Railway applications -- Gauges -- Part 1: General -- Common rules for infrastructure and rolling stock - EN 13848-6:2013 - Railway applications - Track --- Track geometry quality --- Part 6: Characterisation of track geometry quality - EN ISO 3095:2013 - Railway applications -- Acoustics -- Measurement of noise emitted by railbound vehicles - EN 13129:2013 - Railway applications --- Air conditioning for main line rolling stock --- Comfort parameters and type tests - EN 16186-3:2012 - Railway applications --- Driver's cab --- Part 3: Design of displays


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.