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Technical Seminar on Analytic Methods for Road Safety Research using Multiple Data Collections (Jointly organized by HKIE CVD and PolyU)

Technical Seminar:

Analytic methods for road safety research using multiple data collections

Date, time & venue

3rd  March 2022 (Thursday), 17:00-18:00, Seminar via Zoom Meeting


Organized by

HKIE Civil Division and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Programme Highlight

About 1.3 million people die on the roads around the world each year. Road traffic injury is the ninth leading cause of death, according to World Health Organization (WHO). As the awareness of road safety and its economic and social implications has grown significantly, many countries have set ambitious targets aiming to promote the commitment of policymakers and formulation of timely road safety plan for sustained road injury reduction. Studies indicate that setting of quantified road safety target is associated with significant fatality reduction in the short term. Also, factors that contribute to the success of road safety target are revealed. In this presentation, common road safety problem and associated factors will be introduced. Then, advanced analytic methods for road safety research will be presented. In particular, possible bias and deficiencies are controlled for. Finally, issues of the applications will be discussed in the illustrative examples, including professional driver and pedestrian safety.

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Free of Charge.


Dr. Tony Sze

Dr Sze obtained his BEng in Civil Engineering and PhD in Transportation Engineering degrees both from the University of Hong Kong. Before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), he was a lecturer at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr Sze specializes in traffic safety, injury prevention, travel behaviour, transport policy, and sustainable transportation. He has published over 90 research papers, including prestigious safety journals like Analytic Methods in Accident Research, and Accident Analysis and Prevention. Dr Sze is the associate editors of Accident Analysis and Prevention, Travel Behaviour and Society, and Transportmetrica A: Transport Science. He is also the editorial board members of Analytic Methods in Accident Research, Safety Science, Journal of Safety Research, and International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Dr Sze has been appointed as a member of Road Safety Research Committee of Hong Kong SAR Government since 2019. He received the Best Original Paper Award from Hong Kong Medical Journal in 2010, Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award from Food and Health Bureau in 2015, and Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021.

Registration & Enquiries

Please complete the on-line registration at The number of participants is limited to 500 on a first-come-first served basis. Priority will be given to members of the Civil Division.

Email registration will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be informed by email and provided a link to the Zoom Meeting at the designated time slot. Participants need to sign in using the membership no. and name entered at the time of registration. A CPD certificate will be issued 3 weeks after the seminar based on this membership no. and name.

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Vincent Tam via email: