Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180102002109TRAFFIC SAFETYElective124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
According to World Health Organization reports, traffic accidents are the first cause in loss of life among young people aged between 15 and 29. This course is aimed to give information to university students about elements of a traffic system - human, vehicle and road- from a scientific perspective.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Engin Yener
Learning Outcomes
1Students will be able to gain academic divisions researching on traffic and their studies.
2Students will be able to gain academic divisions researching on traffic and their studies.
3Students will be able to gain knowlege on elements of traffic system.
4Students will be able to gain knowlege on elements of traffic system.
5Students will be able to gain knowledge on traffic laws with a perspective of legal obligations
6Students will be able to gain knowledge on traffic laws with a perspective of legal obligations
7Students will be able to gain awareness on the information they provide about traffic safety.
8Students will be able to gain awareness on the information they provide about traffic safety.
9Students will be able to gain knowledge on effects of traffic on environment, vulnerable groups in traffic and their characteristics.
10Students will be able to gain knowledge on effects of traffic on environment, vulnerable groups in traffic and their characteristics.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Explaining traffic as a social environment in a multi-disciplined way. Contribution of disciplines like law, environment, public health, urban planning, psychology, engineering and communication to traffic as a system. Knowledge of effects of traffic system to individual and individual to traffic system.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Human mobility past to present / evolution of transportation systems
2What is traffic? Basic elements of traffic / Traffic problems in Turkey and in the World Traffic as a multi-disciplinary research area, which disciplines study about traffic layout and systems –how should a multi-disciplinary research be carried out- Current status in Turkey, how does it work?
3Traffic and law, traffic laws, basic rights and obligations in traffic laws
4Traffic and accident research methods, how scientific research on traffic is carried out
5Regulations on traffic area design, Optimal designs for safe behaviors, perception, environment and road design, traffic safety
6Environmental effects of traffic ( health, noise, exhaust gasses, stress, crowdedness, density)
7Public transit –alternative transport modes- global examples / rules to obey
8Mid-term exam
9Traffic safety in cultural and normative context. Culture for living safe and healthy
10Human factor in traffic – behaviour and performance- negligence, mistake and infringement
11Risk and danger notions, triggers and enhancers of risk taking behaviour, proactive behaviour and abilities to protect oneself in traffic
12Vulnerable groups in traffic What are the reasons of young people being under risk in traffic?
13What is an emergency? Event site management, fire and accidents
14Safety equipment to be found in a vehicle. Courses and links for additional information
Recommended or Required Reading
Courses will be given with the help of lecture notes and virtual class applications prepared according to appropriate online education methods.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)113
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