TBA4320 - Traffic Safety and Risk Evaluation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home Examination 70/100 4 hours A
Work 30/100

Course content

The basis for evaluation and analysis of traffic safety and risk related to design abd regulation of the road and street network, and how this network is applied by different user groups.

Main course elements are:

  • Traffic safety (TS),
  • Accidents, accident cost, road user behaviour and risk.
  • Effects of TS measures.
  • Before-and-after studies.
  • TS audits and inspections.
  • Black spot analysis.
  • Challenges related to road and street design for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • In-depth accident studies and risk analysis.
  • Methods for risk evaluation in principal and detailed planning of the road system.
  • Risk management in Public Roads Administrations and other transport agencies.

Learning outcome


Knowledge of

  • Traffic safety (TS) and risks of road transport,
  • TS-work in Norway and elements of such work in other countries,
  • Data sources and empirical knowledge of accidents,
  • How different types of measures influence on risks and behaviour of road users,
  • TS-audits and risk analysis applied in TS planning.


  • Carry out black spot analysis and statistical before-and-after studies of the influence of TS measures on risk level and road user behaviour,
  • Apply and understand program tools for TS effect analysis, and Planning of HAZID risk analyses.

General competence:

  • Understanding of how traffic management measures and road design influence on road user behaviour,
  • To carry out TS analyses in team work, and
  • To present results and professional judgements in a clear and understandable way.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual and group exercises, partly as field studies. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and 3 exercises, one counts 15% and each of the other two counts 7,5%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Lecture notes and reports, including road and street design guidelines. Textbook in Risk Analysis.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Highway Engineering
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home Examination 70/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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