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About the Journal

Traffic Safety Research (TSR) is an international, peer-reviewed journal, jointly founded in 2021 by researchers from Lund University (Sweden), Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and the International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety (ICTCT) association.

The journal's overarching aim is to contribute to the global shift towards the Safe System paradigm within road transportation. Traffic Safety Research publishes results from high-quality research in engineering, psychology, sociology, economics, medicine, political sciences, and other fields relevant for explaining and addressing road traffic casualties.

Accepted manuscripts are published on a rolling basis, meaning they become accessible as soon as the copyediting process is complete. For convenience reasons, the journal contents are organized by annual volumes (and, occasionally, special issues). 

Publication topics? Read more about the journal's Focus and scope.

Access and reviewing? Read more about our Platinum Open Access and Open peer review policies.

Indexing? Read about the TSR's current Indexing status.

Who is behind? Meet the Editorial team.

Current Issue

Vol. 5 (2023): Experiences and challenges in transition to Safe System
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Safe System is considered to be the state-of-the-art when it comes to road safety management at all levels. At its core lies the principle that severe and fatal injuries in traffic are largely preventable and thus they cannot be seen as an inevitable price to be paid for mobility. The goal of no one being killed or severely injured (so called Vision Zero), at first criticized as an unachievable dream, has now been accepted by many countries including the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and some states and cities in the US.

Having a strong moral component, Safe System comes also with a set of practical principles that allow to build a forgiving traffic system in which human mistakes or failures of vehicles or infrastructure are not punished by deaths. However, on the implementation level there are still many unresolved questions. Transition to Safe System is often met with resistance or misunderstanding by practitioners or politicians, incompatibility with the current practices and need for their update, lack of knowledge or good examples of how Safe System could be applied on specific road safety problems and risks.

The special issue investigates questions related to the Safe System transition, raising the awareness of the problems and the scientific level of the discussion on the topic.

Published: 2023-01-01
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