In the area of road safety, research activity started within the framework of the Road Safety Center in 1967 which was later incorporated into the TRI. The Road Safety Research Center (RSRC) was re-established in 2007 as a joint initiative by the Technion and the Or Yarok (Green Light) NGO. The RSRC mission was defined as conducting scientific research that should support the development of evidence-based road safety programs and interventions, in producing road safety knowledge fitted to Israeli conditions, in developing tools for professionals and decision-makers and in promoting research on a future vision for road safety. The RSRC research areas concern: * Road safety policy and management * Monitoring road safety * Accident data analyses * Road user behavior analyses * Modeling safety * Safety impacts’ evaluation * Safety performance indicators * Safer road infrastructure * Controlled field experiments * Self-explaining roads * e-safety * Vulnerable road users – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, children, elderly * Public transport safety * Alternative transportion means.
The RSRC conducted research studies commissioned by the National Transport Infrastructure Company – Netivei Israel, Ministry of Transport, National Road Safety Authority, the Ran Naor Foundation for Road Safety Research and other local bodies, and is involved in European road safety activities. Examples of applied research results: establishing a national system for monitoring road user behaviours in Israel; a manual on infrastructure solutions for improving pedestrian safety in urban areas; safety performance functions and decision-support tools implemented in the Safety Management System of the Netivei Israel Company